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ERR175 - Earth-system science techniques
 
Owner: RAMAS
3,0 Credits (ECTS 4,5)
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Level: A
Department: 75 - EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCES


Teaching language: English

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0102 Written and oral assignments 3,0 c Grading: TH   3,0 c    

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TTFYA ENGINEERING PHYSICS, Year 4 (elective)
RAMAS MSc PROGRAMME IN ADVANCED TECHNIQUES IN RADIO ASTRONOMY AND SPACE SCIENCE, Year 1 (compulsory)

Examiner:

Docent  Hans-Georg Scherneck



Eligibility:

For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Aim

We study the Earth as one of the planets in the solar system with empasis on interacting processes on a wide scale of time. The processes involve matter and energy. They imply hazards for human life and they contribute our basic supplies. The course compises characterization of the Earth from core to atmosphere; Composition, dynamics and interaction of the different regions--core, mantle, crust, oceans, biosphere, and atmosphere.

With respect to space borne techniques the course centres on Space Geodesy:
Distance measurements - Reference systems and -frames - Magnetic field,
The rotation of the Earth - Measurement of motions: Plate tectonics, polar motion, isostatic rebound, volcanoes - Ocean surface measurements.

Goal

Learn to discuss a scientific or technological problem in form of a written report. The subject is to relate to environmental problems that are relevant for the student's home country; the problem is to be mitigated or surveyed with earth-oriented space techniques.To become acquainted with information searching through library databases and location and review of a scientific publication.

Content

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Water cycle, Carbon cycle, Rock cycle
Earth energy balance, geothermal energy
Global tectonics
Earthquakes
Gravity anomalies and crustal strain
Tides, Waves, Ocean currents, Ocean temperature
Glaciers, Continental Ice sheets, Ice ages
Applications of Gravimetry, Altimetry,
Global Navigation Satellites, VLBI,
Satellite orbits, Interferometric SAR
Scientific writing

Organisation

The course consists mostly of lectures, but
the student will also be required to do some
independent search for information.

EXAMINER: H-G Scherneck

Literature

1) Frank Press, Raymond Siever, John Grotzinger (Editor), Thomas H. Jordan (Editor):
Understanding Earth, W.H. Freeman, ISBN 0716796171, 670pp

2) W.G. Rees, Physical Princples of Remote Sensing,
Cambridge University Press, ISBN: 0521669480, 372pp

Examination

Project work


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