In addition to geologic methods, the geodetic ones can be used for the research of recent vertical movements of the earth's crust. Data provided by precise repeated geodetic measuring can offer a picture of geodynamic processes taking place within the entire territory of a country.

Vertical movements of the earth's crust are determined by geodetic methods, drawing on the findings provided by repeated measuring of geodetic levelling.

Initial estimation of relations shared by measured recent vertical movements of the earth's crust and territorial geo-parameters is performed by calculating the correlation coefficients for the values of measured vertical movements of the earth's crust and for the digital values of territory-defining geo-parameters (Rodionov 1981; Draper, Smith 1998; Spiegel, Stephens 2007):

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The following conclusions emerge from the findings of this research: the structure and strength of relations shared by measured vertical movements of the earth's crust and territorial geo-parameters is related to the territorial peculiarities.

The vertical movements of the Earth's crust surface in the Sudety Mts.

Wyrzykowski, T.: 1993, The use of precision levelling to designate recent vertical movements of the Earth's crust and the impact of these movements on leveling.

Repeated measurements of the precise levelling network of the first and second classes, made in the period since seventies of the 19th century to date, constituted the basic data for determining surface vertical movements of the Earth's crust for the area of Poland, presented in the form of maps of vertical velocity contour lines.

Kowalczyk (2006) gave the newest, so far, results of estimating contemporary vertical movements of the Earth's crust surface in the area of Poland.