INTRODUCTION TO GRAVITY FIELD

Course Information
TitleΕΙΣΑΓΩΓΗ ΣΤΟ ΠΕΔΙΟ ΒΑΡΥΤΗΤΑΣ / INTRODUCTION TO GRAVITY FIELD
CodeΑ04
FacultyEngineering
SchoolRural and Surveying Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorIlias Tziavos
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID20000861

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Rural and Surveing Engineering

Registered students: 195
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCore Courses424

Class Information
Academic Year2015 – 2016
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours8
Class ID
600012279
Type of the Course
  • Background
Course Category
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Introduction to the fundamental parameters of Earth’s gravity field, gravitational potential and anomalous parameters. Basic methodologies to approximate and estimate parameters related to the Earth’s gravity field and the geoid with applications of stochastic and spectral techniques. Applications to everyday surveying engineering practice through the combination of geoid heights with leveling and GPS heights.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
Course Content (Syllabus)
Newtonian attractive field. Earth gravity field and its components. Local and geocentric reference system. Gravity anomalies and reduction. Height systems. Spherical harmonics and geopotential models. The geoid. Geoid approximations with terrestrial and satellite data. Levelling with geoid heights and GPS heights.
Keywords
Gravity Field of the Earth, geoid, Gravity Anomalies, Topographic Reductiona, Terrestrial and Satellite Data
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures
Total
Student Assessment
Description
Final exam and Course Project.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Εισαγωγή στο πεδίο βαρύτητας της γης, Αραμπέλος Δημήτριος Ν., Τζιαβός Ηλίας Ν., Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 11271 2. Φυσική γεωδαισία, Κατσάμπαλος Κώστας, Τζιαβός Ηλίας, Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 11452
Additional bibliography for study
Ξενόγλωσση W.A. Heiskanen and H. Moritz (1967): Physical Geodesy. W. Torge (2001): Geodesy, 3rd edition. H. Moritz (1980): Advanced Physical Geodesy. Sideris M.G. (1984): Computation of Gravimetric Terrain Corrections Using Fast Fourier Transform. M.Sc. Thesis, UCSE Report #20007, University of Calgary. Tziavos I.N. (1992): Numerical Considerations of FFT Methods in Gravity Field Modeling. Wiss. Arb. d. Fachr. Vermwesen, Univ. Hannover, Nr. 188, Hannover. P. Vanicek and E. Karakiwsky (1986): Geodesy – The concepts. H. Wellenhof and H. Moritz (2005): Physical Geodesy. Ελληνική Αραμπέλος Δ. (2002): Εισαγωγή στη θεωρία του δυναμικού. Εκδόσεις Ζήτη, Θεσσαλονίκη Αραμπέλος Δ. και Η.Ν. Τζιαβός (2007): Εισαγωγή στο πεδίο βαρύτητας της Γης. Εκδόσεις Ζήτη, Θεσσαλονίκη. Κατσάμπαλος Κ. και Η.Ν. Τζιαβός (1992): Φυσική Γεωδαισία. Εκδόσεις Ζήτη, Θεσσαλονίκη. Χρήσιμοι δικτυακοί τόποι http://www.mathworks.com/ (Επίσημη ιστοσελίδα Matlab) http://www.mathtools.net/ (Οδηγοί, προγράμματα, εργαλειοθήκες και οδηγίες για το πρόγραμμα Matlab) http://www.iag-aig.org (Επίσημη ιστοσελίδα της Διεθνούς Ένωσης Γεωδαισίας) http://www-geod.kugi.kyoto-u.ac.jp/iag-commission2/ (Επίσημη ιστοσελίδα της επιτροπής της Διεθνούς Ένωσης Γεωδαισίας για το πεδίο βαρύτητας) http://icgem.gfz-potsdam.de/ICGEM/ICGEM.html (Διεθνές κέντρο για τα γεωδυναμικά μοντέλα) http://www.igfs.net/ (Διεθνής υπηρεσία για το πεδίο βαρύτητας)
Last Update
18-02-2014