Course code GMGD221

GMGD221 Satellite Geodesy - introduction

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Course responsible: Bjørn Ragnvald Pettersen, Ola Øvstedal
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Teaching language: EN, NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:

This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.

GMGD221 is the first part of GMGD222. GMGD221 and GMGD222 are common.

Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2018-2019
Last time: 2019H
Course contents:
Celestial and terrestrial reference systems. Time systems. Precession, nutation and polar motion. Theory of Kepler orbits. Perturbations. Space geodetic observation techniques. International organisations and available information in electronic networks.
Learning outcome:
The students must know reference systems used in space geodesy and understand the theoretical foundation for satellite motion in space. They must be updated on the individual space geodetic observing techniques and satellite systems and be familiar with international organisations and their services (IERS, IGS etc.).
Learning activities:
Lectures. Student presentations. Exercises.
Teaching support:
Teaching support will be given primarily in connection with that part of the structured teaching that is set aside for exercise guidance. It will also be possible to communicate directly with the course teacher by appointment during office hours.
Günther Seeber: Satellite Geodesy (2nd edition).
Basic courses in mathematics and physics. GMGD200.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Exercises must be approved before attend the written exam.
Oral examination.
Nominal workload:
150 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Type of course:
Lectures: 28 hours. Exercises: 28 hours.
GMGD221 is the first part of GMGD222. GMGD221 and GMGD222 are common.
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