Ph.D.-position: Satellite Gravity Data Analysis

A 3-year Ph.D. position is available at the Department of Geophysics, Niels Bohr Institute of Astronomy, Physics and Geophysics, University of Copenhagen, to conduct research in Satellite Gravity Data Analysis. The position is financed by a grant given by the Danish Research Councils (ESA Følgeforskningsbevilgingen) to the project "Satellite Gravity Data Analysis", SAGRADA. The project is to be carried out in collaboration between the Department of Geophysics, the National Survey and Cadastre (Kort og Matrikelstyrelsen) and Terma A/S.

Three dedicated satellite gravity missions are presently either launched or being prepared for launch. The satellites will all be tracked by GPS. The ESA explorer satellite, GOCE, will furthermore carry a novel instrument, the so-called gradiometer. This instrument will for the first time measure gravity variations in space. The project aims at further developing methods for the analysis of data from the three satellites. A detailed description of the project is found at

A degree in physics or geophysics (geodesy) is required. However, students who expect to graduate before September 1, 2001 are encouraged to apply. Further information is available from Professor C.C.Tscherning, phone: 0045 35320582, e-mail:

Applications should include a brief description of the Ph.D.-project and much directed to the project leader, C.C.Tscherning, Department of Geophysics, Juliane Maries Vej 30, DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark. Applications must be received by July 2, 2001, 12.00 hours.