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 presents the theory and practice of GPS Geodesy with
emphasis on detecting, quantifying, and modeling deformations of
Earht associated with tectonic and geodynamic processes. The course
will concentrate on GPS with introductions to 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
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.
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 a pdf of the ppt
file presented in 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 slides with
Aug 28 Tu
Class 1 - ppt, pdf
Aug 30 Th Class 2 - ppt, pdf
Th Class 3 - ppt, pdf
Sep 6 Tu
Class 4 - ppt, pdf
Sep 11 Tu
Class 5 - ppt, pdf
Sep 13 Th Class
6 - ppt, pdf
Sep 18 Tu
Class 7 - ppt, pdf
Sep 20 Th
Class 8 - ppt, pdf
Sep 25 Tu
Class 9 - ppt, pdf
Sep 27 Th Class
10 - ppt, pdf
Tu Class 11 - ppt, pdf
Oct 4 Th
Class 12 - ppt,
Tu Class 13 - ppt, pdf
Oct 11 Tu
Class 14 - ppt,
Oct 16 Tu
Fall Break - no class
Oct 18 Th
Class 15 - ppt,
Oct 23 Tu Class
16 - ppt, pdf
Oct 25 Th Class
17 - GAMIT/GLOBK processing discussion - look at various links to
Oct 30 Tu Class
18 - ppt, pdf
Nov 1 Th Class
19 - no class (USGS Midcontinent Geodesy Workshop)
Tu Class 20 - no class (AAGG meeting)
Nov 8 Th Class
21 - no class (AAGG meeting)
Nov 13 Tu Class 22 - ppt, pdf
Nov 15 Th Class 23 -
Nov 20 Tu Class 24 -ppt
Nov 22 Th
Thanksgiving - NO CLASS
Nov 27 Tu Class
Nov 29 Th Class 26 -
Dec 4 Tu
Class 27 - Projects (during AGU)
(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 (Assigned and due dates):(On Sept 14, the homework due
day was changed from Tuesday to Thursday, since everyone is in
class on Thursday.)
Oct 9, Introduction to
GAMIT processing - Read Units 1and 2 of Murray and Battalgia's GPS
processing tutorial - Unit
1, Unit 2 - for
Thursday Oct 11.
provide by email, and in the following link, the CERI Mac lab
specific setup info for the GAMIT exmaple we will do. gamit.cshrc
folder "esci7205_pif_proc_dev" from my public directory on the mac
lab system to your directory.
has both the data and scripts to process the data. We will work our
way up to using the script.
Oct 11, test of the GAMIT
setup for access by the class using CERI Mac lab. Try running GAMIT.
A day at the West Antarctic Ice
Sheet (WAIS) Divide Camp.