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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Kusche


 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Kusche

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Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation

 Nussallee 17

 D-53115 Bonn

Professional profile

  • Since 2009 Professor of Astronomical, Physical and Mathematical Geodesy, Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation, University of Bonn.

  • 20062009  Head of Section 1.3 Gravity Field and Gravimetry at the GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam.

  • 20052006 Associate Professor, Department of Earth Observation and Space Systems, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology (NL).

  • 20032004 Assistant Professor, Department of Earth Observation and Space Systems, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology (NL).

  • 20012003 Assistant Professor, Department of Geodesy, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft University of Technology (NL)

  • 19912001 Research assistant at the Institute for Theoretical Geodesy of the University of Bonn.


  • Earth system research using geodetic methods

  • Global and regional gravity field

  • Satellite Geodesy

  • Inverse methods in geodesy, statistical analysis of geodetic data, Monte-Carlo procedures


  • Assimilation of potential field data into hydrological models

  • BanD-AID

  • ESA: ESM

  • ESA NG2


  • 1994 Prize of the Society of Friends and Supporters of the University of Bonn (GEFFRUB)

  • 2007 Fellow of the International Association of Geodesy (IAG)

Functions (Selection)

  • since 2018 co-speaker of the DFG research group 2630 (Understanding the global freshwater system by combining geodetic and remote sensing information with modeling using a calibration / data assimilation approach (GlobalCDA)).

  • since 2015 Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Geodesy

  • since 2014 Coordinator of the gravitational field in the DFG main program 1778 Dynamic Earth

  • since 2009 Member of the board of directors of the Geoverbund ABC/J (Aachen-Bonn-Cologne-Jülich)

  • 2008 - 2014 Speaker of the DFG priority program 1257 Mass transports and mass distributions in system Earth

  • 2007 - 2015 Editor, Journal of Geodesy

  • 2007 - 2009 Director of the International Center for Global Earth Models (ICGEM)

  • 2005 - 2013 Editor, Studia Geophysica et Geodetica


  • Astronomical-physical and mathematical geodesy I

  • Special methods of satellite geodesy

  • Geoid and gravity field

  • Astronomical-physical and mathematical geodesy (MSc)

  • Astronomical-physical and mathematical geodesy II

  • Master Project Bonn Space Geodesy Simulator

  • Earth system research using satellite methods


  • Springer, A., Karegar, M.A., Kusche, J., Keune, J., Kurtz, W., Kollet, S. (2019). Evidence of daily hydrological loading in GPS time series over Europe. J Geod.

  • Klos, A., Kusche, J., Fenoglio-Marc, L., Bos, M., Bogusz, J. (2019) Introducing a vertical land motion model for improving estimates of sea level rates derived from tide gauge records affected by earthquakes. GPS Solut., 23: 102.

  • Uebbing, B., Kusche, J., Rietbroek, R. and Landerer, F. W. (2019). Processing choices affect ocean mass estimates from GRACE. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 124, no. 2: 1029–44,

  • WCRP Global Sea Level Budget Group (2018) Global sea-level budget 1993–present. Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, pp. 1551–1590,

  • Kusche, J., Uebbing, B., Rietbroek, R., Fenoglio-Marc, L., Bernzen, A., Braun, B., (2018) Bangladesch-integriertes Monitoring in einer klimasensitiven Region. zfv – Zeitschrift für Geodäsie, Geoinformation und Landmanagement.

  • Löcher, A., Kusche, J. (2018) Assessment of the impact of one-way laser ranging on orbit determination of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, Journal of Geodesy,

  • Löcher, A., Kusche, J. (2018) Precise orbits of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter from radiometric tracking data, Journal of Geodesy, 92(9), pp 989–1001,

  • Forootan, E., Kusche, J., Talpe, M., Shum, C.K., Schmidt, M. (2018) Developing a Complex Independent Component Analysis (CICA) Technique to Extract Non-stationary Patterns from Geophysical Time Series. Surv Geophys (2018) 39(3), pp. 435 - 465,

  • Vielberg, K., Forootan, E., Lück, C., Löcher, A., Kusche, J., and Börger, K. (2018): Comparison of accelerometer data calibration methods used in thermospheric neutral density estimation, Ann. Geophys., 36, pp. 761-779,

  • Karegar, M. A., Dixon, T. H., Kusche, J., Chambers, D. P. (2018) A new hybrid method for estimating hydrologically induced vertical deformation from GRACE and a hydrological model: An example from Central North America. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 10.

  • Schumacher, M., Forootan, E., van Dijkc, A.I.J.M., Müller Schmied, H., Crosbieg, R.S., Kusche, J., Dölle, P. (2018) Improving drought simulations within the Murray-Darling Basin by combined calibration/assimilation of GRACE data into the WaterGAP Global Hydrology Model. Remote Sensing of Environment, 204, 212 - 228,

  • Poméon, T., Diekkrüger, B., Springer, A., Kusche, J., Eicker, A. (2018) Multi-Objective Validation of SWAT for Sparsely-Gauged West African River Basins—A Remote Sensing Approach. Water 2018, 10(4), pp. 451, doi.10.3390/w10040451.

  • Lück, C., Kusche, J., Rietbroek, R., Löcher, A. (2018) Time-variable gravity fields and ocean mass change from 37 months of kinematic Swarm orbits, Solid Earth, 9, 323-339.,

  • Kumar, N., Tischbein, B., Kusche, J., Laux, P., Beg, M. K., Bogardi, J. J., (2017) Impact of climate change on water resources of upper Kharun catchment in Chhattisgarh, India. Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, 13, Pp. 189-207,

  • Karegar, M., Dixon, T., Malservisi, R., Kusche, J., Engelhart, S. (2017) Nuisance Flooding and Relative Sea-Level Rise: the Importance of Present-Day Land Motion. Scientific Reports, 7, doi.10.1038/s41598-017-11544-y.

  • Uebbing, B., Forootan, E., Braakmann-Folgmann, A., Kusche, J. (2017) Inverting surface soil moisture information from satellite altimetry over arid and semi-arid regions Remote Sensing of Environment, 196, pp. 205–223,

  • Wu, X., Kusche, J., Landerer, F. (2017) A new unified approach to determine geocentre motion using space geodetic and GRACE gravity data. Geophysical Journal International, 209, pp. 1398 - 1402,

  • Kusche, J., Springer, A. (2017) Parameter Estimation for Satellite Gravity Field Modeling. In: Naeimi, Majid, Flury, Jacob (Hg.): Global Gravity Field Modeling from Satellite-to-Satellite Tracking Data. 2017, pp. 1-34,

  • Springer, A., Eicker, A., Bettge, A., Kusche, J., Hense, A. (2017) Evaluation of the Water Cycle in the European COSMO-REA6 Reanalysis Using GRACE. Water, 2017, 9(4), pp. 289, doi:10.3390/w9040289

  • Dobslaw, H., Bergmann–Wolf, I., Forootan, E., Dahle, C., Mayer-Gürr, T., Kusche, J., Flechtner, F. (2016) Modeling of present-day atmosphere and ocean non-tidal de-aliasing errors for future gravity mission simulations. Journal of Geodesy, 90(5), pp. 423–436,

  • Eicker, A., Forootan, E., Springer, A., Longuevergne, L., Kusche, J. (2016) Does GRACE see the terrestrial water cycle 'intensifying'?. Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmosphere, 2016, Vol. 121(2), pp. 733–745, doi:10.1002/2015JD023808.

  • Forootan, E., Khandu, K., Awange, J., Schumacher, M., Anyah, R., van Dijk, A., Kusche, J. (2016) Quantifying the impacts of ENSO and IOD on rain gauge and remotely sensed precipitation products over Australia. Remote Sensing of Environment, Vol. 172, pp. 50–66,

  • Kusche, J., Eicker, A., Forootan, E., Springer, A., Longuevergne, L. (2016): Mapping probabilities of extreme continental water storage changes from space gravimetry. Geophysical Research Letters, 43(15), pp. 8026–8034, doi:10.1002/2016GL069538.

  • Kusche, J., Uebbing, B., Rietbroek, R., Shum, C. K., Khan, Z. (2016) Sea level budget in the Bay of Bengal (2002–2014) from GRACE and altimetry. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans, 121(2), pp. 1194–1217, doi:10.1002/2015JC011471.

  • Rietbroek, R. Brunnabend, S.-E., Kusche, J., Schröter, J., Dahle, C. (2016) Revisiting the contemporary sea-level budget on global and regional scales. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States of America, 113 (6), pp. 1504–1509, doi:10.1073/pnas.1519132113.

  • Schumacher, M., Kusche, J., Döll, P. (2016) A Systematic Impact Assessment of GRACE Error Correlation on Data Assimilation in Hydrological Models. Journal of Geodesy, 90(6), pp. 537–559, doi:10.1007/s00190-016-0892-y

  • Bogena, H., Huisman, J., Güntner, A., Hübner, C., Kusche, J., Jonard, F., Vey, S., Vereecken, H. (2015) Emerging methods for noninvasive sensing of soil moisture dynamics from field to catchment scale: a review. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water, 2(6), pp. 635–647, doi:10.1002/wat2.1097

  • Brunnabend, S.-E., Schröter, J., Rietbroek, R., Kusche, J., (2015) Regional sea level change in response to ice mass loss in Greenland, the West Antarctic and Alaska. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans, 120(11), pp. 7316–7328, doi:10.1002/2015JC011244.

  • Dobslaw, H., Bergmann–Wolf, I., Dill, R., Forootan, E., Klemann, V., Kusche, J., Sasgen, I. (2015) The Updated ESA Earth System Model for Future Gravity Mission Simulation Studies. Journal of Geodesy, 89(5), pp. 505–513, doi:10.1007/s00190-014-0787-8.

  • Uebbing, B., Kusche, J., Forootan, E. (2015) Waveform retracking for improving level estimations from Topex/Poseidon, Jason-1 and -2 altimetry observations over African lakes. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 53(4), pp. 2211–2224, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2014.2357893

  • Springer, A., Kusche, J., Hartung, K., Ohlwein, C., Longuevergne, L. (2014) New Estimates of Variations in Water Flux and Storage over Europe Based on Regional (Re)Analyses and Multisensor Observations. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 15, pp. 2397–2417, doi:10.1175/JHM-D-14-0050.1.

  • Awange, J., Forootan, E., Kuhn, M., Kusche, J., Heck, B. (2014) Water storage changes and climate variability within the Nile Basin between 2002–2011. Advances in Water Resources, 73, pp. 1–15,

  • Eicker, A., Kurtenbach, E., Kusche, J., Shabanloui, A. (2014) Comparison of Daily GRACE Solutions to GPS Station Height Movements. In: Flechtner, F., Sneeuw, Nico, Schuh, Wolf-Dieter (Hg.): Observation of the System Earth from Space - CHAMP, GRACE, GOCE and future missions. pp. 47–52,

  • Eicker, A., Schumacher, M., Kusche, J., Döll, P., Müller Schmied, H. (2014) Calibration/Data Assimilation Approach for Integrating GRACE Data into the WaterGAP Global Hydrology Model (WGHM) Using an Ensemble Kalman Filter: First Results, Surveys in Geophysics, 35(6), pp. 1285–1309, doi:10.1007/s10712-014-9309-8.

  • Elsaka, B., Raimondo, J.-C., Brieden, Ph., Reubelt, T., Kusche, J., Flechtner, F., Iran-Pour, S., Sneeuw, N. (2014) Comparing seven candidate mission configurations for temporal gravity field retrieval through full-scale numerical simulation. Journal of Geodesy, 88(1), pp. 31–43,

  • Forootan, E., Didova, O., Schumacher, M., Kusche, J., Elsaka, B. (2014) Comparisons of atmospheric mass variations derived from ECMWF reanalysis and operational fields, over 2003 to 2011. Journal of Geodesy, 88(5), pp. 503–514,

  • Forootan, E., Kusche, J., Loth, I., Schuh, W.-D., Eicker, A., Awange, J., Longuevergne, L., Diekkrueger, B., Schmidt, M. and Shum, C.K. (2014) Multivariate prediction of total water storage anomalies over West Africa from multi-satellite data. Surveys in Geophysics, 35(4), pp. 913–940, doi:10.1007/s10712-014-9292-0.

  • Forootan, E., Rietbroek, R., Kusche, J., Sharifi, M.A, Awange, J., Schmidt, M., Omondi, Ph., Famiglietti, J. (2014) Separation of large scale water storage patterns over Iran using GRACE, altimetry and hydrological data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 140, pp. 580–595, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2013.09.025.

  • Schall, J., Eicker, A., Kusche, J. (2014) The ITG-Goce02 gravity field model from GOCE orbit and gradiometer data based on the short arc approach. Journal of Geodesy, 88(4), pp. 403–409, doi:org/10.1007/s00190-014-0691-2.

  • Schumacher, M., Eicker, A., Kusche, J., Müller Schmied, H., Döll, P. (2014) Covariance Analysis and Sensitivity Studies for GRACE Assimilation into WGHM. IAG Scientific Assembly Proceedings. pp. 241-247, doi:org/10.1007/1345_2015_119.

  • Shabanloui, A., Schall, J., Eicker, A., Kusche, J. (2014) Global Gravity Field Models from Different GOCE Orbit Products In: Flechtner, F., Sneeuw, Nico, Schuh, Wolf-Dieter (Hg.): Observation of the System Earth from Space - CHAMP, GRACE, GOCE and future missions. pp. 103–108,

  • Awange, J., Forootan, E, Kusche, J., Kiema, J.B.K, Omondi, P.A., Heck, B., Fleming, K, Ohanya, S.O., Goncalves, R.M. (2013) Understanding the decline of water storage across the Ramser-Lake Naivasha using satellite-based methods, Advances in Water Resources, 60, pp. 7–23,

  • Eicker, A., Schall, J., Kusche, J. (2013) Regional gravity modelling from spaceborne data: case studies with GOCE. Geophys. J. Int., 196(3). pp. 1431–1440, doi:10.1093/gji/ggt485.

  • Forootan, E., Didova, O., Kusche, J., Löcher, A. (2013) Comparisons of Atmospheric Data and Reduction Methods for the Analysis of Satellite Gravimetry Observations. Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth, 118(5), pp. 2382–2396, doi:10.1002/jgrb.50160.

  • Jensen, L., Rietbroek, R., Kusche, J. (2013) Land water contribution to sea level from GRACE and Jason-1 measurements. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans, 118(1), pp 212–226, doi:10.1002/jgrc.20058.

  • Kusche, J., Bosch, W., Becker, M. (2013) Vermessung des globalen Wandels aus dem Weltraum: Meeresspiegel und Klima. Zeitschrift für Vermessungswesen, zfV 1/2013,

  • aus der Beek, T., Menzel, L., Rietbroek, R., Fenoglio-Marc, L., Grayek, S., Becker, M., Kusche, J., Stanev, E. (2012) Modeling the water resources of the Black and Mediterranean Sea river basins and their impact on regional mass changes. Journal of Geodynamics, 59–60, pp. 157–167,

  • Brunnabend, S.-E., Schröter, J., Timmermann, R., Rietbroek, R., Kusche, J. (2012) Modeled steric and mass-driven sea level change caused by Greenland Ice Sheet melting. Journal of Geodynamics, 59–60, pp. 219-225,

  • Elsaka, B., Kusche, J., Ilk, K.-H. (2012) Recovery of the Earth's gravity field from formation-flying satellites: temporal aliasing issues. Advances in Space Research, 50(11), pp. 1534–1552,

  • Fenoglio-Marc, L., Rietbroek, R., Grayek, S., Becker, M., Kusche, J., Stanev, E. (2012) Water mass variation in the Mediterranean and Black Seas. Journal of Geodynamics, 59-60, pp. 168–162,

  • Forootan, E., Awange, J., Kusche, J., Heck, B., Eicker, A. (2012) Independent patterns of water mass anomalies over Australia from satellite data and models. Remote Sensing of Environment, 124, S. 427–443,

  • Forootan, E., Kusche, J. (2012) Separation of global time-variable gravity signals into maximally independent components. Journal of Geodesy, 86(7), pp. 477–497,

  • Forootan, E., Kusche, J. (2012) Separation of deterministic signals, using independent component analysis (ICA), Studia Geophysica et Geodetica, 57(1), pp. 17–26,

  • Kurtenbach, E., Eicker, A., Mayer-Gürr, T., Holschneider, M., Hayn, M., Fuhrmann, M., Kusche, J. (2012) Improved daily gravity field solutions using a Kalman smoother. Journal of Geodynamics, 59-60, pp. 39-48,

  • Rietbroek, R., Brunnabend, S.-E., Kusche, J., Schröter, J. (2012) Resolving sea level contributions by identifying fingerprints in time-variable gravity and altimetry. Journal of Geodynamics, 59-60, pp. 72–81,

  • Rietbroek, R., Fritsche, M., Brunnabend, S,-E., Daras, I., Kusche, J., Schröter, J., Flechtner, F., Dietrich, R. (2012) Global surface mass from a new combination of GRACE, modelled OBP and reprocessed GPS data. Journal of Geodynamics, 59-60, pp. 64–71,

  • Brunnabend, S.-E., Rietbroek, R., Timmermann, R., Schröter, J., Kusche, J. (2011) Improving mass redistribution estimates by modeling ocean bottom pressure uncertainties. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans, 116(C8). doi:10.1029/2010JC006617.

  • van der Wal, W., Kurtenbach, E., Kusche, J., Vermeersen, B. (2011) Radial and tangential gravity rates from GRACE in areas of glacial isostatic adjustment. In: Geophys. J. Int., 187(2), p. 797–812, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.05206.x.

  • Einarsson, I., Höchner, A., Wang, R., Kusche, J. (2010) Gravity changes due to the Sumatra-Andaman and Nias earthquakes as detected by the GRACE satellites: a reexamination. In: Geophys. J. Int., 183(2), pp. 733–747, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2010.04756.x.

  • Kusche, J. (2010) Time-variable gravity field and global deformation of the Earth. In: Freeden, Willi, Nashed, Zuhair, Sonar, Thomas (Hg.): Handbook of Geomathematics. pp. 253–268, doi:10.1007/978-3-642-01546-5_8.

  • Kusche, J., Eicker, A., Bosch, W., Flechtner, F. (2010) Das DFG-Schwerpunktprogramm Massentransporte und Massenveteilungen im System Erde. Zeitschrift für Vermessungswesen, 4, pp. 247–255.

  • Jansen, M., Gunter, B., Kusche, J. (2009) The impact of GRACE, GPS and OBP data on estimates of global mass redistribution.Geophys. J. Int., 177(1), pp. 1–13,

  • Kusche, J., Schmidt, R., Petrovic, S., Rietbroek, R. (2009) Decorrelated GRACE time-variable gravity solutions by GFZ, and their validation using a hydrological model. Journal of Geodesy, 83(10), pp. 903–913,

  • Rietbroek, R., Brunnabend, S.-E., Dahle, Ch., Kusche, J., Flechtner, F., Schröter, J., Timmermann, R. (2009) Changes in total ocean mass derived from GRACE, GPS, and ocean modeling with weekly resolution. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans, 114(C11), doi:10.1029/2009JC005449.

  • Steffen, H., Petrovic, S., Müller, J., Schmidt, R., Wünsch, J., Barthelmes, F., Kusche, J. (2009) Significance of secular trends of mass variations determined from GRACE solutions. Journal of Geodynamics, 48(3–5), pp. 157–165,

  • Werth, S., Güntner, A., Schmidt, R., Kusche, J. (2009) Evaluation of GRACE filter tools from a hydrological perspective. Geophys. J. Int., 179(3), pp. 1499–1515, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04355.x.

  • Fenoglio-Marc, L., Kusche, J., Becker, M., Fukumori, I. (2008) Comments on “On the steric and mass-induced contributions to the annual sea level variations in the Mediterranean Sea“ by D. Garcia et al. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans, 112(C12), doi:10.1029/2007JC004196.

  • Flechtner, F., Neumayer, K.-H., Kusche, J., Schäfer, W., Sohl, F. (2008) Simulation study for the determination of the lunar gravity field from PRARE-L tracking onboard the German LEO mission. Advances in Space Research, 42(8), pp. 1405–1413.

  • Schmidt, R., Flechtner, F., Meyer, U., Neumayer, K.-H., Dahle, Ch., König, R., Kusche, J. (2008) Hydrological signals observed by the GRACE satellite mission. Surveys in Geophysics, 29(4-5), pp. 319–334,

  • Schmidt, R., Petrovic, S., Güntner, A., Barthelmes, F., Wünsch, J., Kusche, J. (2008) Periodic components of water storage changes from GRACE and global hydrology models. Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth, 113(B8), doi:10.1029/2007JB005363.

  • Kusche, J., Schrama E.J.O., Jansen M.-W. (2007) Continental hydrology retrieval from GPS time series and GRACE gravity solutions, in Tregoning, Rizos (Eds.) Monitoring and understanding a dynamic planet with geodetic and oceanographic tools, Proceedings IAG Symposium, Springer.

  • van Loon J., Kusche, J. (2007) Towards  an optimal combination  of satellite data and prior information, in Tregoning, Rizos (Eds.) Monitoring and understanding a dynamic planet with geodetic and oceano- graphic tools, Proceedings IAG Symposium, Springer.

  • Baur O., Austen G., Kusche, J. (2007) Efficient GOCE satellite gravity field recovery based on LSQR, Journal of Geodesy, doi 10.1007/s00190-007-0171-z.

  • Kusche, J. (2007) Approximate decorrelation and non-isotropic smoothing of time-variable GRACE-type gra- vity fields Journal of Geodesy, doi:10.1007/s00190-007-0143-3.

  • Jansen M.-W.,  Kusche, J., Schrama E.J.O. (2007) Low-degree  load harmonic  coefficients  from combining GRACE, GPS time series and a-priori dynamics, Proceedings of the 1st Int. Symposium of the IGFS, Harita Dergisi, General Command of Mapping, 73(18) Istanbul.

  • Baur O., Kusche, J. (2007) LSQR-based geopotential recovery, Proceedings of the 1st Int. Symposium of the IGFS, Harita Dergisi, General Command of Mapping, 73(18) Istanbul.

  • Schmidt M., Kusche, J., Han S.-C., Shum C.K., Karslioglu M.O. (2007) Multi-resolution representation of the gravity field from satellite data based on wavelet expansions with time-dependent coefficients, Procee- dings of the 1st Int. Symposium of the IGFS, Harita Dergisi, General Command of Mapping, 73(18) Istanbul.

  • Fenoglio-Marc, L., Kusche, J., Becker, M. (2006) Mass variation in the Mediterranean Sea from GRACE and its validation by altimetry, steric and hydrologic fields. Geophysical Research Letters, 33(19), doi:10.1029/2006GL026851.

  • Schmidt, M., Fengler, M., Mayer-Gürr, T., Eicker, A., Kusche, J., Sanchez, L., Han, S.-C. (2006) Regional gravity modelling in terms of spherical base functions. Journal of Geodesy, 81(1), pp. 17–38,

  • Schmidt, M., Han, S.-C., Kusche, J., Sanchez, L., Shum, C.K. (2006) Regional high-resolution spatiotemporal gravity modeling from GRACE data using spherical wavelets. Geophysical Research Letters, 33(8), doi:10.1029/2005GL025509.

  • Sneeuw N., Kusche, J. (2006) Preface: Special Issue on Satellite Gravimetry and Inverse Problems, Journal of Geodesy,  doi:10.1007/s00190-006-0119-8,  Special Issue on Satellite Gravity and Inverse Theory.

  • Kusche, J., Schrama, E. (2005) Surface mass redistribution inversion from global GPS deformation and Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) gravity data. Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth, 110(B9), doi:10.1029/2004JB003556.

  • Mayer-Gürr, T., Feuchtinger, M., Kusche, J. (2005) A Comparison of Various Procedures for Global Gravity Field Recovery from CHAMP Orbits. In: Reigber, Christoph, Lühr, H., Schwintzer, Peter, Wickert, J. (Hg.): Earth Observation with CHAMP - Results from Three Years in Orbit. pp. 151-156,

  • Kusche, J., Schrama E.J.O. (2005) Mass  Redistribution  from global  GPS timeseries  and GRACE gravity fields: inversion issues, in Jekeli, Bastos, Fernandes (Eds.) Gravity, Geoid and Space Missions, IAG Symposia Vol 129, Springer.

  • van Loon J., Kusche, J. (2005) Stochastic Model Validation of Satellite Gravity Data: A Test with CHAMP Pseudo-Observations,  in Jekeli,  Bastos,  Fernandes  (Eds.)  Gravity,  Geoid  and Space Missions,  IAG Symposia Vol 129, Springer.

  • Schmidt M., Kusche, J., Shum C.K., Han S.-C., Fabert O., van Loon J. (2005) Multiresolution Representation of Regional Gravity Data, in Jekeli, Bastos, Fernandes (Eds.) Gravity, Geoid and Space Missions, IAG Symposia Vol 129, Springer.

  • Koch K.-R.,  Kusche, J., Boxhammer  C., Gundlich B. (2004) Parallel  Gibbs  Sampling  for Computing  and Propagating large Covariance Matrices, Zeitschrift fu¨r Vermessungswesen 12(1), 32–42.

  • Grafarend E., Ihde J., Kusche, J., Boedecker G., Mu¨ller J., Schuh H., Heck B., Schuh W.-D., Wolf D. (2004) Bericht ¨uber die Geod¨atische Woche 2003 in Hamburg, Zeitschrift fu¨r Vermessungswesen 129(1).

  • Kusche,  J. (2004)  Estimating  Covariance  Parameters  in Gravity  Downward Continuation  Vth Hotine- Marussi  Symposium  on Mathematical  Geodesy, F. Sanso (Ed.), IAG Symposia  Vol 127, Springer.

  • Klees, R., Ditmar, P., Kusche, J. (2004) Numerical Techniques for large leastsquares  Problems with App- lications to GOCE, Vth Hotine-Marussi Symposium on Mathematical Geodesy, F. Sanso (Ed.), IAG Symposia Vol 127, Springer.

  • Kusche, J., van Loon J. (2004) Statistical  Assessment  of CHAMP Data and Models using  the  Energy  Ba- lance Approach, 2nd CHAMP Science Meeting, Potsdam, in Reigber, Lu¨hr, Schwintzer (Eds.) Earth Observation with Champ.

  • Fengler M, Freeden W., Kusche, J. (2004) Multiscale Geopotential Solutions from CHAMP Orbits and Acce- lerometry, 2nd CHAMP Science Meeting, Potsdam, in Reigber, Lu¨hr, Schwintzer (Eds.) Earth Obser- vation with Champ.

  • MayerGu¨rr T., Feuchtinger M., Kusche, J. (2004) A Comparison of Various Procedures for Global Gravity Recovery from CHAMP Orbits, 2nd CHAMP Science Meeting, Potsdam, in Reigber, Lu¨hr, Schwintzer (Eds.) Earth Observation with Champ.

  • Kusche, J. (2003) A Monte Carlo Technique for Weight Estimation in Satellite Geodesy, Journal of Geo- desy 76:641–652.

  • Kusche, J. (2003) Noise Variance Estimation and Optimal Weight Determination for GOCE Gravity Reco- very, Advances in Geosciences 1:81–85.

  • Ditmar, P., Kusche, J., Klees, R. (2003) Computation of Spherical Harmonic Coefficients from Gravity Gra- diometry  Data to be Acquired by the GOCE Satellite: Regularization  Issues, Journal of Geodesy,77(7–8):465–477.

  • Gundlich, B., Koch, K.R., Kusche, J. (2003) Gibbs Sampler  for Computing and Propagating  Large Covariance Matrices, Journal of Geodesy, 77(9):514–528.

  • Kusche, J.. (2002) Inverse Probleme bei der Gravitationsfeldbestimmung mittels SST und SGG Satelliten- missionen, Habilitation thesis, German Geodetic Commission, Series C, No. 548, Munich.

  • Kusche, J.. (2002) On fast Multigrid Iteration Techniques for the Solution of Normal Equations in Satellite Gravity Recovery, Journal of Geodynamics 33:173–186.

  • Rudolph, S., Kusche, J., Ilk, K.H. (2002) The Polar Gap Problem in ESAs Gravity Field and SteadyState Ocean Circulation Mission, Journal of Geodynamics 33:65–74.

  • Ilk, K.H., Kusche, J.,Rudolph, S. (2002) A Contribution to Data Combination in IllPosed Downward Con- tinuation Problems, Journal of Geodynamics 33:75–99.

  • Koch, K.R., Kusche, J. (2002) Regularization of Geopotential Determination from Satellite Data by Variance Components, Journal of Geodesy 76:259–268.

  • Kusche,  J., Klees,  R. (2002) Regularization  of Gravity  Field  Estimation  from Satellite  Gravity  Gradients, Journal of Geodesy 76:359–368.

  • Kusche, J., MayerGu¨rr, T. (2002) On the Iterative Solution of IllConditioned Normal Equations by the Use of Lanczos Methods,  in: Adam, Schwarz: Vistas for Geodesy in the New Millenium, IAG Symposia Vol. 125, Springer, Berlin.

  • Kusche, J., Klees, R. (2002) On the Regularization  Problem in Gravity Field Determination from Satellite Gradiometric Data, in: Adam, Schwarz: Vistas for Geodesy in the New Millenium, IAG Symposia Vol. 125, Springer, Berlin.

  • Grafarend E., Krumm F., Kusche, J., Ilk K. H., Mu¨ller J., Schuh H., Heck B., Schuh W.-D., Wolf D. (2002) Bericht ¨uber die Geod¨atische Woche 2001 in K¨oln, Zeitschrift fu¨r Vermessungswesen (127).

  • Grafarend E., Krumm F., Kusche, J., Boedecker  G., Mu¨ller  J., Heck B., Mayer  M., Kutterer H.-J., Wolf D., Richter B., Becker M., Habrich H., Groten E. (2003) Bericht u¨ber die Geod¨atische Woche 2002 in Frankfurt, Zeitschrift fu¨r Vermessungswesen (128).

  • Rudolph, S., Kusche, J, Ilk, K.H. (2001) Investigations on The Polar Gap Problem in ESAs Gravity Field and SteadyState  Ocean Circulation  Mission, in: Sideris: Gravity, Geoid and Geodynamics, unreviewed proceedings.

  • Kusche, J. (2001) Implementation of Multigrid Solvers for Satellite Gravity Anomaly Recovery, Journal of Geodesy 74:773–782.

  • Kusche, J. (2001) Satellite  Gravity  Anomaly Recovery  using Multigrid  Methods, in: Sideris: Gravity,  Geoid and Geodynamics, IAG Symposia Vol. 123, Springer, Berlin.

  • Kusche,  J., Rudolph, S., Feuchtinger,  M., Ilk, K.H. (2001) Gradiometric  Data Analysis  using  Icosahedral Grids, ESA–WPP–188 Proc. Int. GOCE User Workshop, Noordwijk.

  • Kusche,  J., Klees,  R. (2001) On the  Regularization  Problem  in Gradiometric  Data Analysis  from GOCE, ESA–WPP–188 Proc. Int. GOCE User Workshop, Noordwijk.

  • Kusche, J. (2000) The Role of Kinematic Methods in Geodesy, Berichte zur XXII. Generalversammlung der IUGG, Assoziation fu¨r Geod¨asie, Zeitschrift fu¨r Vermessungswesen (125).

  • Kusche, J., Ilk, K.H., Rudolph, S. (2000) Impact of terrestrial data on future satellite gravity field solutions, in Rummel, Drewes, Bosch, Hornik: Towards an Integrated Global Geodetic Observing System (IGGOS), Proc. IAG Sec. II Symposium, IAG Symposia Vol. 120, Springer, Berlin.

  • Kusche, J., Rudolph, S. (2000) The Multigrid Method for Satellite Gravity Field Recovery, in Schwarz: Geo- desy beyond year 2000, Proc. IAG Sc. Ass., IAG Symposia Vol. 121, Springer, Berlin.

  • Kusche, J., Ilk, K.H., Rudolph, S. (1999) Two–step data analysis for future satellite gravity field solutions: A simulation study, Bolletino Geofisica Teoretica et Applicata 40:261–266.

  • Kusche,  J. (1998) Regional  adaptive  Schwerefeldmodellierung  f¨ur  SSTAnalysen,  in Freeden:  Progress  in Geodetic Science at GW 98, Aachen.

  • Kusche, J., Ilk, K.H., Rudolph, S., Thalhammer, M. (1998) Application of Spherical Wavelets for Regional Gravity Field Recovery A Comparative  Study, in Forsberg, Feissl, Dietrich: Geodesy on the Move, Proc. IAG Sc. Ass., IAG Symposia Vol. 119, Springer, Berlin.

  • Kusche,  J. (1996) On AGVs Navigation in 3–Dimensional Space, Journal of Geodesy 70:183–187.

  • Kusche,  J. (1996) Relativistic  Modeling  for Geodetic  Experiments  in Local Spacetimes,  German  Geodetic Commission, Series A, No. 110, Munich.

  • Kusche,  J. (1995) On Vehicles Kinematics in 3–Dimensional Space, in Linkwitz, Hangleiter: High Precision. Navigation, 3rd Int. Workshop SFB 228 in Stuttgart, Du¨mmler Verlag 1995.

  • Kusche,  J. (1994) Anwendung von U¨bertragungsmodellen bei der Fahrzeugnavigation, Zeitschrift fu¨r Vermes- sungswesen (119).

  • Kusche,  J. (1994) Ein Modell f¨ur die hochgenaue Navigation autonomer fl¨achenbeweglicher Fahrzeuge, PhD dissertation, German Geodetic Commission, Series C, No. 410, Munich.

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