Study programme: Geophysics
Study cycle: Master (second)
Core of the programme:
Lectures: 45 hours
Exercises: 30 hours
Seminar: 0 hours
No. of ECTS credits: 5
Specifics: Course includes 15 seminar hours and 15 laboratory hours
Satellite Geodesy and Remote Sensing
Objectives of the course and intended learning outcomes (competences)Aims:
- Understanding of advanced methods and techniques of global and satellite geodesy and utilizatioon of satellite supported methods for solving geodetic tasks in the framework of geosciences: geodynamics, meteorology, ooceanography, hidrology, tectonics, seizmology.
- Understanding of precise point positioning using GNSS observations for the neeeds of geodesy, geophysics and data processing, analysis and interpretation of satellite observations.
- Learnig of advanced techincs of data processing and quality analysis in satellite geodesy for solving various geophysics tasks
The studend understands and is able to use different methods and techniques of satellite geodesy for the needs of geodesy and other geosciences.
Contents (Syllabus outline)Lectures:
- Course introduction, definiton and terminology, historical development.
- Division of global and satellite geodesy.
- Reference systems and reference frames; time systems: siderial time and universal time, atomic time, dinamical time; concept of geodetic datum, datum informations in geodetic and satellite observations.
- Techniques of global and satellite geodesy: VLBI, SLR and LLR, DORIS, GNCC.
- Practical use of satellite geodesy methods and concepts in geodesy and geophysics and interdisciplinary tasks.
- Satellite orbital motion, fundamentals of celestial mechanics, keplerian and perturbed motion of satellites.
- Basic observation concepts; spatial and temporal correlations of influences.
- GNSS observables and data processing.
- Seminar hours (computational problems from satellite geodesy).
- Laboratory hours (mathematical models for GNSS positioning).
- M. Kuhar. Satellite Geodesy, lecture notes (web site of the course), 2006, FGG.
- H. Wellenhof, H. Lichtenegger, J. Collins: GPS, Theory and Practice, Springer New York, 2005.
- Leick A.: GPS Satellite Surveying, John Wiley & Sohn, New York, 2004.
- Strang, G., Borre, K.,Linear Algebra, Geodesy, and GPS , Wellesley Cambridge Press, 1997.
- K. Oštir: Remote Sensing, ZRC SAZU, 2006.Ljubljana.
- James B. Campbell: Introduction to Remote Sensing, Taylor and Francis, 2002.
- P.M. Mather: Computer Processing of Remotely Sensed Images: An Introduction, John Wiley and Sons, 2004.
Expected achievementsKnowledge and understanding
- Understanding of methods of satellite geodesy and remote sensing and data processing, analysis and interpretation of observations.
- Understanding of works methods, practical examples explanation ability and linking to problem solving in the practice.
- Quality data processing, analysisi and interpretation of satellite observations in the different fields of geosciences.
Comprehension of complexity of contemporary interdiscliplinary problems regarding the Earth as the planet, involving the geodetic satellite techiques.
Sound understanding of concepts of satellite geodesy and remote sensing for solving various geophysical tasks.
Cooperation in solving interdiscliplinary problems in the fields of geosciences regarding the planet Earth.
Teaching methodsCourses, seminars and laboratory exercises.
Assesment methodsThe assessment consists of two parts, an exam (50 % of final grade) and laboratoy exercises with a seminar (50 % of final grade). The candidate successfully completes the assessment by obtaining a grade 6 (pass) to 10 (excellent) in both parts of the exam.
Methods of quality assessmentSelf evaluation, poll.
Course coodinator and his references
- assoc. prof. dr. Krištof Oštir,
- assoc. prof. dr. Bojan Stopar,
- asst.prof. dr. Miran Kuhar.