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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.


Visualization Credits

Adam Martin (UMBC): Lead Animator
Paul Reddish (Free Spirit Films): Producer
John C. Ries (University of Texas): Scientist
Scott Luthcke (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE)

Data Used:
Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE)/KBR Horn/K-band Intersatellite Range Rate
JPL, the University of Texas and GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam
Note: While we identify the data sets used in these visualizations, we do not store any further details nor the data sets themselves on our site.

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GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version