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Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseYearSemesterECTS
HRT332 Physical Geodesy (EC 4) 927006 3 6 5
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
To provide detailed knowledge in the Physical Geodesy section of geodesy science
Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
  1. Gravity and potential
  2. Elevation and plumb line
  3. Stokes, Veining Meinesz formulas
  4. Placement and orientation in country triangulation networks
Mode of Delivery
Formal Education
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Recommended or Required Reading
• Advanced Physical Geodesy - H. Moritz,
• Physical Geodesy - H. Moritz, W. Haiskanen
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Course Contents
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory
1.Gravity and potential
2.Orthogonality and total theorem in spherical functions
3.Edge value problems
4.Centrifugal force and potential
5.Nivo surfaces and plumb lines
6.Elevation and plumb lines
7.Stokes formula
8.Vening and Meinesz formula
9.Topographical isostatic reduction of plumb line
11.3D geodesy
12.Reducing dimensions
13.Elevation systems
14.Methods of placement and routing of triangulation networks.
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Midterm Examination1100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Final Examination1100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesQuantityTime(hours)Total Workload(hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Self Study14342
Individual Study for Mid term Examination14342
Individual Study for Final Examination14342