Gravimetry: gravitation, Earth rotation, centrifugal force. Gravity, geoid, reference ellipsoid, normal gravity. Reduction of gravity measurements, gravity anomalies. Isostasy: models of Pratt, Airy, Vening Meinesz. Interpretation of gravity anomalies and relationship to dynamic and static features.

The score will be based 10% on in-class questions, 30% on homework exercises and 60% on the final examination.

The recommended course book is: 

Fundamentals of Geophysics, W. Lowrie, 2007, Second Edition, Cambridge University Press  (€55.45; CHF64.90