Space Geodesy - SIOG 237


David Sandwell
Jennifer Haase


Seminar class, no formal lectures, no exams, no letter grade, GNSS field surveys

Friday1:00-3:00 PM, Munk Conference Room

OBJECTIVES:  The objectives of this seminar course are to learn the basics of repeat-pass radar interferometry (InSAR) and GNSS including theory, applications, and data processing.  There will be one field trip (optional) to the San Andreas fault to perform a GNSS survey across the fault.  There will be a second field trip (optional), in collaboration with scientists from CICESE, to northern Baja Mexico to perform a GNSS survey.


Slides Discussion Leader
07 JAN
InSAR Theory - Appendix A, B, C

14 JAN
InSAR Applications

21 JAN
GNSS Theory, GNSS handbook [Chap. 25] , Bock and Melgar, 2016 [through Section 3]

28 JAN GNSS Applications, Bock and Melgar, 2016 [Section 3 to end]

04 FEB
GNSS and InSAR integration, Klein et al., 2018

11 FEB
GNSS Processing Crash Course

18 FEB
Test and prepare equipment for GNSS surveys.

25 FEB
GMTSAR Processing Crash Course

04 MAR
Mexicali GPS survey with CICESE (optional)

11-12 MAR Painted Canyon GNSS Survey (optional)

18-19 MAR
Student Presentations


Sandwell, D., Mellors, R., Tong, X., Xu, X., Wei, M., Wessel, P. (2016)
GMTSAR: An InSAR Processing System Based on Generic Mapping Tools. UC San Diego: Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Retrieved from:

Teunissen, P., & Montenbruck, O. (Eds.). (2017). Springer handbook of global navigation satellite systems. Springer.

Bracewell, Ronald Newbold, 1921-. The Fourier transform and itsapplications, [by] Ron Bracewell. New York, McGraw-Hill [1965] viii, 381 p.illus. 23 cm. Series title: McGraw-Hill electrical and electronic engineeringseries UCSD Scripps QA403.5 .B7

Bendat, Julius S.. Random data : analysis and measurement procedures /,Julius S. Bendat, Allan G. Piersol. 2nd ed., rev. and expanded. New York:Wiley, c1986. xvii, 566 p. UCSD Scripps TA340 .B43 1986

Curlander, John C.. Synthetic aperture radar : systems and signal processing/, John C. Curlander, Robert N. McDonough. New York : Wiley, c1991. xvii, 647 p.: ill. ; 24 cm. Series title: Wiley series in remote sensing Language: EnglishUCSD S & E TK6592.S95 C87 1991

Elachi, C., Introduction to the Physics and Techniques of Remote Sensing, .New York: Wiley, c1987. xvii, 413 p.

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