The investigation of the kinematics and dynamics of the Earth has achieved remarkable progress in the last decades enabling to understand and to explain for the first time a large variety of geodynamical, geophysical and geological phenomena. Besides the interdisciplinary geoscientific investigations the impact of increasingly precise geodetic space-time measurements and analyses have much contributed to these results. The series of symposia Geodesy and Physics of the Earth have been dedicated to these problems since the beginning. Whereas the first symposium of this series was held in 1970 on the occasion of the centenary of the foundation of the former Royal Prussian Geodetic Institute (in Berlin), the 7th symposium was celebrated in October, 1992, on the occasion of the looth anniversary of geodetic research on the Telegrafenberg in Potsdam. The 7th International Symposium Geodesy and Physics of the Earth - the lAG Symposium No. 112 - was organized by the recently created GeoForschungsZentrum (GFZ) Potsdam together with the International Association of Geodesy (lAG). It was further co-sponsored by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Deutsche Geodatische Kommission and the Ministerium fur Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur of the state of Brandenburg. As contributions of geodesy to the interdisciplinary investigation of geodynamics a total of 142 papers were presented and discussed, 108 of them are included in this publication. Besides General Aspects the presentations are divided into four main topics.
Science-Math, Astronomy-Space-Science, Astronomy,