Ice loss dips gravity

Ice loss dips gravity

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26/09/2014 2:16 pm

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DGFI/Planetary Visions

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Changes in Earth’s gravity field resulting from loss of ice from West Antarctica between November 2009 and June 2012 (mE = 10–12 s–2).  A combination of data from ESA’s GOCE mission and NASA’s Grace satellites shows the ‘vertical gravity gradient change’. See full animation.

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