103-0157-00L  Physical Geodesy and Geodynamics

SemesterSpring Semester 2020
LecturersM. Rothacher
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


103-0157-00 GPhysical Geodesy and Geodynamics3 hrs
Wed12:45-14:30HIL E 5 »
13:00-16:00ER SA TZ »
M. Rothacher

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AbstractGravity field of the earth. Equipotential surfaces and geoid determination. Fundamentals in Potential Theory and inversion methods. Measuring techniques and gravity anomalies.
ObjectiveObtain knowledge in Physical Geodesy as a fundamental topic forming the basis for Geomatics and Geodynamics. Acquire skills in calculus covered in Physical Geodesy.
ContentGravity field of the earth and its parameterization. Equipotential surfaces, deflections of the vertical and geoid determination. Fundamentals in Potential Theory and inversion methods. Gravimetric measuring techniques and gravity anomalies.
Prerequisites / NoticePre-Requisite: Basics of Higher Geodesy

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ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersM. Rothacher
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationoral 30 minutes
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