Credits: 5

Schedule: 16.04.2019 - 27.05.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Martin Vermeer

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

V (spring term)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

To compute the gravitational field of a simple object. To do simple computations on gravity anomalies and the terrain correction. To convert between geopotential numbers, orthometric and normal heights. To do simple computations relating to isostatic compensation. To statistically predict gravity anomalies using collocation. To understand the expression of the Earth’s gravity field in spherical harmonic coefficients and the spectral behaviour of gravity anomalies and geoid heights. To understand the basics of gravimetric geoid determination.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The Earth's gravity field and its representations; the geopotential and spherical harmonic expansions; different observation types and their processing; gravity anomalies; the figure of the Earth (geoid) and its determination; height measurement and height systems; terrain models and terrain effects; gravity and the internal structure of the Earth; sea level, the geoid and sea surface topography; the use of satellites in determining the gravity field.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Computing exercises and exam

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures (24 h), assignments (60 h), self-study (31 h), preparation for examination + examination (20 h)

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Maa-6.3272 Avaruusgeodesia (4 op) TAI Maa-6.3273 Physical Geodesy

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

GIS-E1010 Geodesy and Positioning

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 



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