Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.
The student is aware of the basics of magnetism in different parts of the heliosphere including geomagnetism, solar magnetism, interplanetary magnetic field and magnetic disturbances carried by the solar wind.
The student is able to use magnetometer for measuring the strength of the Earth´s magnetic field, understand the basics of the data calibration and homogenization.
The student understands the basics of the magnetometer and how they are used for orienting CubeSats and larger satellites as well as used for navigation and scientific analysis.
The student is able to handle the time series on magnetic field for over days, months and decades by the basic programming tools, and is able to proceed basic statistical analysis.
Schedule: 07.06.2021 - 29.06.2021
Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Jaan Praks, Eija Tanskanen
Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Jaan Praks, Eija Tanskanen
Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):
CEFR level (applies in this implementation):
Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):
Teaching language: English
Languages of study attainment: English
CONTENT, ASSESSMENT AND WORKLOAD
Basics of geomagnetism
Basics of solar and solar wind magnetism
Field-work on magnetic field measurements
Basics of magnetometers on ground, on-board small and large satellites
Hands-on-data exercises on time series data analysis
Assessment Methods and Criteria
30% oral exam, 20% exercises, 50% field-work & report
Lectures and hands-on-data practices 12 h
Field work at observatories 30 h
Project report writing & exercises 95 h
Geomagnetismin ABC-kirja by H. Nevanlinna & English translations on that.
Basic knowledge on physics and mathematical methods. Not any prerequisites required.
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