Gottfried Gerstbach

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Gottfried Gerstbach (born April 26, 1945 in Lower Austria ) is associate professor ( venia legendi for astronomical geodesy) at the Vienna University of Technology and lecturer for astronomy .

After graduating in surveying in 1968 at the Vienna University of Technology, he became a university assistant at the Institute for Higher Geodesy with Karl Ledersteger in 1969 . In the 1970s he had research stays at the universities of Stuttgart , Graz and Trieste , as well as an extensive land surveying project in southern Persia ( Iran ). In the Vienna test network of his institute, he worked on geoid determination and the further development of astro-geodetic measurement methods.

As a university lecturer (since 1979) at the Vienna University of Technology, he led geoid research projects in Lower Austria , and from 1995–2004 research projects for the promising use of CCD in geodetic astronomy and the GIS symposia GeoLIS (Vienna). By 2005 he had published around 110 scientific publications and gave around 120 lectures. Since then he has also devoted himself to celestial education and was elected chairman of the Austrian Astro Association in 2017 .

His research areas are: geodetic astronomy and higher geodesy (especially gravimetry and geological density models for calculating the geoid ), interdisciplinary geographic information systems (GIS) and navigation .

Main publications

  • G. Gerstbach: Optimization of astrolabe observations . Habil. Part 2, Geowiss. Mitt. Volume 7, TU Vienna 1976.
  • G. Gerstbach: Astrogeodetic Contributions to the Improvement of Fundamental Catalog FK5 . IAU Paris 1978.
  • M. Schrefl, G. Gerstbach, W. Rössler: Determination of the integral refractive index by flying the measuring beam. Austrian Journal for Surveying and Photogrammetry, Baden 1981 and 1982.
  • G. Gerstbach: A New Inversion Method of Vertical Deflections in Tectonic Zones. Special issue IUGG, Hamburg 1981.
  • K. Bretterbauer, G. Gerstbach: The astro-geodetic work of the Vienna University of Technology ("Austrian Geoid 1983"). ÖKIE New Series, Volume 5, Vienna 1983.
  • G. Gerstbach, K. Peters: Astronomical orientations in cadastral and engineering surveying. Surveying and spatial planning, Wiesbaden 1985.
  • G. Gerstbach (Ed.): GeoLIS II, Geoscientific / Geotechnical Data in Land Information Systems . Geoscientific Mitt. Volume 33, 316 S., TU Wien 1989.
  • G. Gerstbach, H. Höllriegl, R. Weber: Geoscientific information exchange. A review of GeoLIS II. Geowiss. Mitt. Volume 37, TU Vienna 1990.
  • G. Gerstbach, The Asteroids - Drama and Rubble in the Planetary System . Allgemeine Vermessungs-Nachrichten (AVN), Sternenbote (2002)
  • G. Damljanovic, G. Gerstbach, M. De Biasi: Classical astrometry longitude and latitude determination by using CCD technique ; Systémes de Référence Spatio-Temporels, ed. N. Capitaine / UMR 8630 / CNRS, Obs. de Paris 2002
  • G. Gerstbach, CCD Geodesy: not only LASER, so stars! ; Proceedings Hydr. & Geotech.Timis., Vol.9 ", Rome. 2002
  • G. Gerstbach, Mars Channel Observations 1877-90, Compared with Modern Orbiter Data ; Proc. of XIII.Nat.Conf. eds. M.Turin, F.Cirkovic, F.Adams, Belgrade 2003
  • G. Gerstbach, H. Pichler: A Small CCD Zenith Camera (ZC-G1) - Developed for Rapid Geoid Monitoring in Difficult Projects ; Proc. of XIII.Nat.Conf.Yug.Astronomers ", p. 221-229, 2003.
  • G. Gerstbach, G. Papp, G. Summer, W. Winkler: Interdisciplinary Sediment Modeling in "Austro-Pannonia" ; Federal Environment Agency Austria, 2003
  • G. Gerstbach: A flexible roof observatory. Sternenbote 60/5, pp. 70–79, Vienna 2017.

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