Topic outline

  • Welcome to the 2023 Advanced Geodesy Course!

    This year the advanced geodesy course is divided into three parts:

    A: Physical geodesy, where you will the learn of basic theory related to gravity, gravity measurements, global gravity models, geoid models and other applications of gravimetry

    B: Space geodesy, where you will learn about orbits and celestial mechanics, satellite laser ranging (SLR) and very long baseline interferometry (VLBI)

    C. Observations & applications, where you will learn about Altimetry and hear more about applications of geodesy in ocean and glacier studies as well as solid Earth studies

    The course will consists of lectures, assignments, quizzes and a written literature report. 

    Preliminary course plan
    Tu 28.2. 10-12   Introduction  Mirjam Bilker-Koivula
    We 1.3. 12-14  Physical geodesy: Basic theory & measurements  Mirjam Bilker-Koivula
    Tu 7.3. 10-12  Physical geodesy: Global models & Satellite measurements   Mirjam Bilker-Koivula 
    We 8.3. 12-14  Physical geodesy: Geoid & Other applications  Mirjam Bilker-Koivula
    Tu 14.3. 10-12  Space geodesy: Orbits & Celestial Mechanics  Mirjam Bilker-Koivula
    We 15.3. 12-14  Space geodesy: SLR  Maaria Nordman
    Tu 21.3. 10-12  Space geodesy: VLBI  Mirjam Bilker-Koivula
    We 22.3. 12-14  Observations & applications: Altimetry  Mirjam Bilker-Koivula
    Tu 28.3. 10-12  Observations & applications: Oceans and glaciers  Havu Pellikka
    We 29.3. 12-14  Observations & applications: Solid Earth  Maaria Nordman
    Tu 4.4. 10-12  Seminar presentations  Mirjam Bilker-Koivula
    We 5.4. 12-14  Seminar presentations  Mirjam Bilker-Koivula
    To 13.4.  Metsähovi excursion  Mirjam Bilker-Koivula

    The lectures will be on campus in Otakaari 4, room 202. Recordings of the lectures will be made available after the lectures.

    Exercise sessions are Wednesdays 14:15-16 at Kandidaattikeskus (Otakaari 1), room Y344.

  • The lecture notes and possible recordings will be uploaded in the folders here.

  • Here are the tasks that are needed to finish the course successfully: three assigments, three quizzes and the report.

    Assignments: The instructions and materials for assignments can be found below . There are two exercise sessions for each assignment and the DL is a week after the last exercise session.

    Quizzes: The quizzes open after the last lecture on the topic and are open for 5 days.

    The report: You will write a literature report on a chosen topic. See below for instructions. You have to return two versions.