CERI House 4 Seminar Room

Office hours: 2-4 M Th & Th

West Antarctic GPS Network site in the Whitmore Mountains, West Antarctica.

Course Description:

This course introduces surveying using artificial satellites with emphasis on detecting, quantifying, and modeling changes in Earth's shape associated with geodynamic processes. It concentrates on techniques such as GPS, INSAR, VLBI and SLR. The relationship to traditional geodesy and surveying is also developed. The course will cover modeling and interpretation of the deformation data obtained.

Basic knowledge of the UNIX operating system and MATLAB is helpful (necessary!).

There is no text.

Students must attend all lectures. Class absences must be discussed PRIOR to the missed class.

Homework assignments must be handed in on time; 10% will be taken off for each day late.

The class will include completing a computer based research project that uses the data and tools discussed in class. The project must be approved before starting work. Each student will give a 20 minute presentation the last day of class.

70% homework, 10% class participation, 20% final project. There will be no final exam.

Each student will design, implement and present a small-scale data processing and analysis project using Space Based Geodetic data. The topic should be discussed with me, decided on and approved no later than October 19th. Each student will give a 20 minute PowerPoint presentation the last day of class. The project should be thoroughly documented and all scripts/programs/macros turned in as part of the project.

(Links open ppt or pdf of class. The ppt files were made on a Mac and may not display properly - especially math - on a PC. The pdf files show the math correctly on the PC, but don't properly display a few slides with animation )

Aug. 31 NO CLASS - to be made up (start 30 min early on days marked with *)

Sep. 2 NO CLASS - to be made up (start 30 min early on days marked with #)

Sep. 7 Class 1 - class 1 ppt, class 1 pdf

Sep. 9 Class 2 - class 2 ppt, class 2 pdf

Sep. 14 Class 3* - class 3 ppt, class 3 pdf

Sep. 16 Class 4* - class 4 ppt, class 4 pdf

Sep. 21 NO CLASS - to be made up as extra class %.

Sep. 23 Class 5* - class 5 ppt, class 5 pdf, outline matlab hw pptx, outline matlab hw pdf

Sep. 28 Class 6# - class 6 ppt, class 6 pdf

Sep. 30 Class 7# - class 7 ppt, class 7 pdf, am_modulation.ppt, circular convolution.ppt, circular convolution.pdf

Oct. 5 Class 8# - class 8 ppt, class 8 pdf

Oct. 7 Class 9 - class 9 ppt, class 9 pdf

Oct. 12 Class 10 - class 10 ppt, class 10 pdf

Oct. 14 Class 11 - class 11 ppt, class 11 pdf

Oct. 15 Class 12 % - class 12 ppt, class 12 pdf

Oct. 19 Fall Break - NO CLASS

Oct. 21 Class 13 - class 13 pptx, class 13 pdf

Oct. 26 Class 14 - class 14 pptx, class 14 pdf

Oct. 28 Class 15 - class 15 pptx, class 15 pdf

Nov. 2 Class 16 - Gamit/Globk Processing - see links below under heading "GPS Processing (practical) and Data", class 16 pptx

Nov. 4 Class 17 - Gamit/Globk Processing - see links below under heading "GPS Processing (practical) and Data"

Nov. 9 Class 18 - Gamit/Globk Processing - see links below under heading "GPS Processing (practical) and Data"

Nov. 11 Class 19 - Modeling GPS data - 3d-def

Nov. 16 Class 20 - Modeling GPS data - 3d-def

Nov. 18 Class 21 - class 21 pptx, class 21 pdf, Modeling GPS data - 3d-def , strain partitioning

Nov. 23 Class 22 - class 22 pptx, class 22 pdf, defnode-McCaffrey

Nov. 25 Thanksgiving - NO CLASS

Nov. 30 Class 23 - class 23 pptx, class 23 pdf

Dec. 2 Class 24 - class 24 pptx, class 24 pdf

Dec. 7 Present projects.

(I sometimes make changes to the notes presented in class - based on questions/comments during the class or because I found something interesting to add or something that needs correcting. The files at the links above are therefore not completely static during the semester.)

Sep. 14, - Read Li and Göetz, updated and in word doc, rather than docx, format: ESCI7355_Fall_2010_HW1a

Sep. 23 - Read Chapter 1 of NRCAN GPS Positioning Guide, look over Trimble GPS tutorial, Peter Dana's GPS Tutorial, read LTI, convolution, correlation (from http://mathtools.stanford.edu/), ESCI7355_Fall_2010_HW2.

Sep. 30 - Read Chapter 2 and 3 of NRCAN GPS Positioning Guide

Oct. 7 - Read the three papers by Blewitt (link's below), ESCI7355_Fall_2010_HW3 (the links below to some notes by Eric Calais on orbits might be helpful).

Oct. 14 - Read Chapter 2-4 of NRCAN GPS Positioning Guide), read the following on carrier phase Carrier phase and its measurement for GNSS, GPS Carrier phase: Description and use, Dilution of Precision, computer problem ESCI7355_Fall_2010_HW4.

Oct. 21 - Date to have prepared a 1 page project proposal for the course project and have it accepted by me.

Oct. 28 - Test run of GAMIT/GLOBK.

Nov. 4 - GAMIT exercise

Nov. 11 - GAMIT processing for project

Nov. 18 - GAMIT processing for project

Nov. 22 - GMAIT processing for project

A day at the West Antarctic Ice
Sheet (WAIS) Divide Camp.

Additional files/link:

CERI Computer information

CERI Computer Network Facts (and some opinion) (from 2007, somewhat out of date)

GPS links

Trimble GPS tutorial

Peter Dana's GPS Tutorial

Satellite Navigation and Positioning Lab (SNAP Lab)

NRCAN GPS Positioning Guide

Sam Wormley's GPS Resources

Mike Cramers - online GPS resources

James R. Clynch GPS Geodesy Geophysics

dated, but still useful textbook - Guide to GPS Positioning

WIKI

maps-gps-info

The GPS Device

Geodesy

Li and Göetz

Mike Cramer's Geodesy page

What Does Height Really Mean?

coordinate conversions

Geoff Blewitt's - intro GPS processing (theory)

Basics of GPS

GPS for Geodesy

GPS Treatise

Eric Calias - GPS Geodesy notes

Space Geodetic Measurements of Active Crustal Motions

GPS orbits lecture

GPS orbits lab

GPS Processing (practical)

GAMIT page

Gamit setup and SOPAC/IGS data files

Gamit Tutorial (Tom Herring)

Murray and Battaglia's GPS tutorial this is based on a copy of the web page that I had saved (the original link to this tutorial/workshop, which dates to when the authors were at Berkeley, is long gone). I've removed dead and Berkeley specific links from the original page.

Eric Calais' Gamit introduction

Andrew Newman's class notes

GPS Data

SPOAC

UNAVCO Facility

NOAA CORS

Crustal Dynamics Data Information System (CDDIS), NASA

International GNSS Service (IGS)

EUREF Permanent Network

Southern California Integrated GPS Network (SCIGN) data portal

Bay Area Regional Deformation (BARD)

Caltech Tectonics Observatory

Red Argentina de Monitorio Satelital Continuo (RAMSAC), Argentina National GPS Network

Australian Regional GPS Network (ARGN)

SUOMInet

Geographical Survey Institute Japan (GSI) - GEONET

Survey Mode GPS California (SCEC)

ITRF

GPS Processing Services

AUSPOS

SCOUT

Natural Resources Canada

Online Positioning User Service (OPUS) NGS

Modeling software

Ocada paper 1

Ocada paper 2

Chinnery paper

Angular Dislocation in Half Space, Comninou and Dunders

Triangular Dislocation in Half Space, Appendix A, Appendix B, Meade

3d-def, Gomberg and Ellis

defnode, McCaffrey

Coulomb 3.2, Toda, Lin, Stein, Sevilgen

(USGS software page - collection USGS and other software)

Visco1d, Pollitz

New and Classic Block Modeling, Triangular dislocations, Brendan Meade

Codes from CalTech

Elastic and Viscoelastic deformation codes , Smith and Sandwell

InSAR

Intro - Pritchard

Remote Sensing Tutorial (InSAR in Sect. 8)

theory synthetic aperture radar: F Paul, Zurich

UNAVCO short course

Other stuff

Ben Horner-Johnson's GMT & Geophysics Links

Honey Bee Dance

spherical harmonics - spg-sm2c.pdf

Multiple matrix multiplications, with array expansion enabled (Multiprod)

Multiprod package

Inversion Class - guest lecture GPS and earthquake location

Fourier Transform Tutorial

MIT OCW Biological Engineering 20.203: tutorial1, tutorial2

DFT notes from Signal Processing Class.ppt, DFT notes from Signal Processing Class.pdf

m file to make the good, bad and ugly fft output (from unknown source - I found this on the internet a long time ago, but I can't find it now - so here it is): good bad ugly fft.

Linear filtering

notes from CalTech