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Theory of Atmospheric Influence on Geodata

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D54TAG_EN ZK 2P English
Garant předmětu:
Jiří Pospíšil, Martin Štroner
Lecturer:
Jiří Pospíšil, Martin Štroner
Tutor:
Supervisor:
Department of Special Geodesy
Synopsis:

Earth's atmosphere, temperature regime of the atmosphere, humidity in the atmosphere, air pressure. Solar radiation. Radiation balance of the Earth's surface. Refractive index of air (phase, group). Atmospheric refraction. Regular and random components of refraction. Astronomical refraction, terrestrial refraction, geodetic refraction (vertical, horizontal refraction), levelling refraction, differential refraction, longitudinal refraction. Geodetic refraction in alpine and flat terrain. Methods of investigating and determining the effect of refraction on geodata.

Requirements:

no prerequisites

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Earth's atmosphere.

2. Temperature regime of the atmosphere, humidity in the atmosphere, air pressure. 3. Solar radiation.

4. Radiation balance of the Earth's surface.

5. Refractive index of air (phase, group).

6. Atmospheric refraction. Regular and random components of refraction.

7.-9. Astronomical refraction, terrestrial refraction, geodetic refraction (vertical, horizontal refraction), levelling refraction, differential refraction, longitudinal refraction.

10. Geodetic refraction in alpine terrain.

11. Geodetic refraction in flat terrain.

12. Methods of investigating and determining the effect of refraction on geodata.

Syllabus of tutorials:

the course has no exercises

Study Objective:

Deep understanding of the influence of the atmosphere on geoedata.

Study materials:

[1] Brunner F. K. - et al: Geodetic Refraction, Springer-Verlag, 1984

[2] Thorne, K. S. - Blandford, R. D.: Modern classical physics: optics, fluids, plasmas, elasticity, relativity, and statistical physics. Princeton University Press, 2017. 1552 s. ISBN 978-0691159027.

[3] CIDDOR, P. a R. HILL. Refractive index of air. 2. Group index. Applied Optics. Australia, 1999, 38(9), 1663-1667.

[4] CIDDOR, P. Refractive index of air: 3. The roles of CO2, H 2O, and refractivity virials. Applied Optics. Australia, 2002, 41(12), 2292-2298.

[5] CIDDOR, P. Refractive index of air: New equations for the visible and near infrared. Applied Optics. Australia, 1996, 35(9), 1566-1572.

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