ESCI 7355 Applications of Space Based Geodesy Tu & Th 09:40-11:05 AM
CERI House 4 Seminar Room
Instructor: Bob Smalley
Office hours: 2-4 M Th & Th
West Antarctic GPS Network site in the Whitmore Mountains, West
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
Basic knowledge of the UNIX operating system and MATLAB is helpful
There is no text.
Students must attend all lectures. Class absences must
be discussed PRIOR to the
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 )
(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.)
Homework (Due dates):(On Sept 14, the homework due day was changed from
Tuesday to Thursday, since everyone is in class on Thursday.)