GRACE Gravity Model
The following animation displays the Earth's gravitational anomalies. The colors and heights represent the strength of gravity at the locality. Areas with less mass, such as ocean basins, show up as blue, that is less gravity, while mountains such as the Andes are red, representing the greater pull of gravity. The visualization utilizes a version of the GRACE Gravity Model 02 that has been smoothed for greater readability.
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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Datasets used in this visualization
Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) K-band Intersatellite Range Rate (Collected with the KBR Horn sensor)
Dataset can be found at: http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2004/sep/HQ_04286_GRACE.htmlSee more visualizations using this data set
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