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.
Image: Professor Vening Meinesz travelling around the world, measuring gravity with his super-sensitive instrument
The lectures are in K201, Tuesdays 14:15-16, Wednesdays 12:15-14. Exercises are in Y344, Wednesdays 14-16.
Lecture text: https://users.aalto.fi/~mvermeer/fys-en.pdf or https://users.aalto.fi/~mvermeer/fys-fi.pdf
Tuesday 16 April 14-16 Fundamentals of theory of gravitation
Wednesday 17 April 12-14 <CANCELED>
Tuesday 23 April 14-16 The Laplace equation and its solutions
Wednesday 24 April 12-14 The normal gravity field, anomalous quantities, geophysical reductions
Tuesday 30 April 14-16 Vertical reference systems and the geoid
Tuesday 7 May 14-16 The Stokes equation, other integral equations, spectral techniques, FFT
Wednesday 8 May 12-14 Statistical methods
Tuesday 14 May 14-16 Gravimetric measurement devices
Wednesday 15 May 12-14 The geoid, mean sea level, sea-surface topography
Tuesday 21 May 14-16 Satellite altimetry and satellite gravity missions
Wednesday 22 May 12-14 Tides, atmosphere, Earth crustal movements; gravity-field research
Course exam Monday 27 May, 9-11, Lecture hall K326 Otakaari 4
Exercises are on Wednesdays 14-16 in Y344, Otakaari 1.
Wednesday 17 April 14-16 Kick-off
Wednesday 24 April 14-16 <CANCELED>
Wednesday 8 May 14-16
Wednesday 15 May 14-16
Wednesday 22 May 14-16