Theory and application of modern geodetic tools to measure Earth's surface deformation with emphasis on GPS and InSAR. Data processing from raw data to kinematic products. Evaluation of signals and modeling of their sources. Applications range magma system characterization and analysis of slip during an earthquake to interseismic strain analysis and evaluation of changes in the hydrosphere such as glacial melt, seasonal precipitation effects and ground water level monitoring. Class includes 2 field trips to nearby sites early in the semester for GPS campaign deployments and data collection.
Linear Algebra (MATH 254), some programming experience (ERTH 205, ERTH401), or consent of instructor
No textbook required, but required readings will be posted on the class website.
There will be approx. 5 homework assignments roughly every three weeks throughout the semester. Many of these assignments will require you to write code and produce computational results using MATLAB or Python (preferred). This software is available in the computer labs across campus or you may purchase a student copy of MATLAB (Python is free).
You will prepare a term project including an in-class presentation and an expository term paper of roughly 10-12 pages. The topic of this project should be related to the course content and objectives and should involve some data processing, modeling and interpretation. Your topic must be approved by the instructor before you begin to work on it. You might apply techniques from the course to process, analyze and interpret data that you have gathered in your research, or you might choose one of the provided projects. If you choose thesis related work, it must be a new aspect; recycling of existing work is not permitted. In-class presentations of the results will be made during the last week of classes.
Homework: 15%, Labs: 45%, Term Project 40%. Grades will be assigned for each lab and homework assignment based upon assignment completeness and accuracy. Final grade is average of individual lab exercise grades. Unless otherwise noted, assignments will be due one week after they are assigned – they must be submitted prior to the beginning of subsequent lab period. Assignments are due both electronically and in print, and must be submitted via email. Assignments will not be accepted late! There are no exams in this class.
|Week 1||August 21||Lecture 1||Introduction, logistics|
|August 23||Lecture 2||Applications|
|August 23||LAB 1||Getting accounts set up (geodesy lab), Shell, Make a plot||Week 2||August 21||Lecture 3||Linear Algebra Review (board work)|
|August 23||Lecture 4||GPS Basics, Coordinate Systems|
|August 23||LAB 2||Linear Algebra, Coordinate Conversions|
|Week 3||September 04||Labor Day|
|September 06||Lecture 5||GPS Basics: Signals, Pseudorange Measurement Model|
|September 06||LAB 3||Pseudorange Position Estimation|
|Week 4||September 11||Lecture 6||GPS Phase Measurement Model|
|September 13||Lecture 7||GPS Error Treatment et al.|
|September 13||LAB 4||Static Positioning Setup|
|Week 5||September 18||Lecture 8||Kinematic GPS|
|September 20||Lecture 9||Esoteric GPS & How to get Data?|
|September 20||LAB 5||Static Positioning|
|September 23||Sevilletta Campaign Setup|
|Week 6||September 25||Lecture 10||GPS data sources|
|September 27||Lecture 11||InSAR Intro|
|September 27||LAB 6||Kinematic Positioning|
|Week 7||October 02||Lecture 12||SAR, Interferogram Making|
|October 04||Lecture 13||Topography Correction|
|October 04||LAB 7||GMTSAR Intro|
|Week 8||October 09||Lecture 14||InSAR Phase Unwrapping|
|October 11||Lecture 15||InSAR Phase Unwrapping & Time Series|
|October 11||NO LAB|
|Week 9||October 16||Lecture 16||InSAR Intro cont'd|
|October 18||Lecture 17||Live Processing: Sentinel Data|
|October 18||LAB 8||GMTSAR Time Series Analysis & Getting Data|
|October 18||5 PM||Homework 1 due|
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