GSP2200 GNSS in the Geosciences

Course Overview

Educational Level: Lower undergraduate, Associate
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: ?????

Course Description:

This course is an introduction to the Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and its application in geosciences. It will deal with the history, development, drawbacks and advantages of the GNSS. The mechanics of satellite constellation, datums coordinate systems, point versus differential positioning will be discussed as well. Special emphasis will be placed on the use of GNSS data to investigate geohazards, crustal deformation, post- seismic deformation, volcano deformation and plate tectonic motion.

How This Course Benefits Students:

In an era when we are seeing a lot of advances in Global Navigation Satellite Systems, it is important for students to understand and appreciate God’s wisdom in inspiring such technologies and how they can be used in furthering the gospel.

Why This Course Is Important:

There is and continues to be a lot of advances in GNSS and geosciences and for students to be effective in taking the gospel to the ends of the earth to know how to deploy these tools.