This is a special course for PhD candidates at the OCTAS project.
- The surface of the sea: geometry, topography, spatial and temporal variations
- The Earth's gravity field and the Geoid
- Determination of the geoid based on gravity measurements
- Determination of the geometry of the sea surface by satellite altimetry
- Determination of the topography of the sea surface from oceanographic measurements
- Ocean circulation models for climate studies
Master in geomatics. TBA4565 Geomatics, specialization course or equivalent.
After completing the course the candidate shall have an in-depth understanding of ocean circulation models and their impacts on ocean climate.
After completing the course, the candidate shall have
- knowledge about operational oceanography with the impact on climate change,
- knowledge of methods and techniques for determination of ocean parameters using different satellite missions,
- knowledge of geodetic satellites applications in for example oceanography, and climate system.
After completing the course, the candidate shall
- be able to perform mean sea surface, geoid and mean dynamic topography computations,
- be able to calculate other ocean parameters from satellite data like sea level anomaly, ocean mass change and steric sea level, including analysis of the results,
- be able to use the calculated ocean parameters within other disciplines like oceanography and climate studies.
After completing the course the candidate shall have obtained
- ability to work independently and in a team towards relevant research front in ocean climate and operational oceanography,
- ability to identify the gravimetry and altimetry satellite data interface and relation with other related disciplines,
- ability to understand the international perspective of ocean satellite monitoring and be able to cooperate internationally.
Fysische en chemische oceanografie