Topic outline

  • General

    Welcome to the 2024 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 literature study. 

    Preliminary course plan
    Ma 8.1. 10-12   Introduction  Mirjam Bilker-Koivula
    We 10.1.  12-14  Physical geodesy: Basic theory & measurements  Mirjam Bilker-Koivula
    Ma 15.1. 10-12  Physical geodesy: Global models & Satellite measurements   Mirjam Bilker-Koivula 
    We 17.1. 12-14  Physical geodesy: Geoid & Other applications  Mirjam Bilker-Koivula
    Ma 22.1. 10-12  Space geodesy: Orbits & Celestial Mechanics  Mirjam Bilker-Koivula
    We 24.1. 12-14  Space geodesy: SLR  Mirjam Bilker-Koivula
    Ma 29.1. 10-12  Space geodesy: VLBI  Mirjam Bilker-Koivula
    We 31.1. 12-14  Observations & applications: Altimetry  Mirjam Bilker-Koivula
    Ma 5.2. 10-12  Observations & applications: Oceans and glaciers  Havu Pellikka
    We 7.2. 12-14  Observations & applications: Solid Earth  Mirjam Bilker-Koivula
    Ma 12.2. 10-12  Seminar presentations  Mirjam Bilker-Koivula
    We 14.2. 12-14  Seminar presentations  Mirjam Bilker-Koivula
    We 21.2.  Metsähovi excursion?  Mirjam Bilker-Koivula

    The lectures will be on campus in Otakaari 4, room 150. Recordings of the lectures will be made available after the lectures.

    Exercise sessions are Wednesdays 14:15-16 at Kandidaattikeskus (Otakaari 1), room Y344 and if needed in Zoom.

    See the section "Course schedule & Evaluation" below for a more detailed time table