USU Geology 6690/7690:"Geodesy & Crustal Deformation" Course Materials, Fall 2021

Course Syllabus

Course Text (Geodesy Notes by John Wahr)


Class Meets: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8:30-9:20, in Geology 310

Reading Materials:

  • Luttrell, K. et al. "Constraints on the upper crustal magma reservoir beneath Yellowstone Caldera inferred from lake-seiche induced strain observations." Geophysical Research Letters 40.3 (2013): 501-506, for Mon 20 Sep
  • Herring, T. et al. "Plate Boundary Observatory and related networks: GPS data analysis methods and related products." Reviews of Geophysics, 54(4), 759-808 (2016), for Wed 25 Sep
  • Furuya, M. et al. "Active salt tectonics in the Needles district, Canyonlands (Utah) as detected by Interferometric synthertic aperture radar and point target analysis: 1992-2002." Journal of Geophysical Research, 112(B6) (2007), for Mon 11 Oct
  • Jacob, T., et al. "Recent contributions of glaciers and ice caps to sea level rise." Nature 482.7386 (2012): 514-518, for Fri 29 Oct
  • Bato, M.G., et al. "The 2020 eruption and large lateral dike emplacement at Taal volcano, Philippines: Insights from satellite radar data." Geophys. Res. Lett. 48(7) (2020), for Fri 12 Nov
  • Smith & Sandwell "Conventional bathymetry, bathymetry from space, and geodetic altimetry." Oceanography 17(1) (2004), for Wed 1 Dec

  • PowerPoint Lectures: Coming soon!

  • 30 August: Introduction: Examples of Geodesy Applications
  • 1 September: Examples of Geodetic Applications
  • 3 September: Examples of Geodetic Applications
  • 8 September: Context: Terrestrial Geodesy (Triangulation, Leveling)
  • 10 September: Terrestrial Geodesy: EDM
  • 13 September: Intro to GNSS Measurement
  • 15 September: GPS Measurement: Code & Phase
  • 17 September: On Critical Thinking; GPS Measurement/Error
  • 20 September: Luttrell et al. (Amanda's ppt)
  • 22 September: GPS Measurement/Error: Differencing
  • 24 September: GPS Measurement/Error: Ionosphere, Troposphere
  • 27 September: GPS Measurement/Error: Troposphere, Multipath, Loading
  • 29 September: GPS Measurement/Error: Reference Frames
  • 1 October: Herring et al. (2016) (Ema's ppt)
  • 4 October: A Few Last Items from Herring et al.
  • 6 October: Plate Velocity Modeling and GPS Reference Frame
  • 8 October: Velocities, Reference Frames & Transient Perturbations
  • 11 October: Furuya et al. (Jordan's pptx)
  • 13 October: Introduction to InSAR Imaging (from Piyush Agram, JPL, for UNAVCO)
  • 18 October: Introduction to InSAR Imaging Continued...
  • 20 October: Introduction to InSAR Imaging Continued...
  • 22 October: Gravity: Introduction
  • 25 October: Gravity: Measurements (Terrestrial & Satellite)
  • 27 October: Satellite Geoid: Time-Variable; Ocean Altimeter
  • 29 October: Jacob et al. (Ema's pptx)
  • 1 November: Gravity (Corrections: tidal, atmosphere, latitude)
  • 3 November: Gravity (Corrections: free air, simple Bouguer, terrain)
  • 5 November: Gravity Terrain Effects; Isostatic Gravity
  • 8 November: Strain; Hooke's Law; Kinematic Velocity Modeling
  • 10 November: Kinematic Velocity Modeling
  • 12 November: Bato et al. (Amanda's pptx)
  • 15 November: Modeling of GPS Velocities (Strain)
  • 17 November: Modeling of GPS Velocities (Block; Thin-Plate)
  • 19 November: Mogi Sources and Volcano Modeling
  • 22 November: Modeling from Dislocation Green's Functions: Okada-type fault planes
  • 29 November: Okada Dislocation Modeling: Sumatra-Andaman Co- and Postseismic
  • 1 December: Smith & Sandwell (Jordan's pptx)
  • 3 December: Postseismic Slip and/or Viscoelastic Flow
  • 6 December: Back-slip and Seismic Hazard
  • 8 December: Slow-Slip (SSEs) and Tremor