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GOCE Satellite Determines Gravitational Force in the Himalayas

Science & Tech  (tags: Circulation, Geosciences, session, Gravity )

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In a May 7 session at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) general assembly in Vienna, researchers presented the first interim results of the ESA mission GOCE, the Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer.

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gail dair (0)
Monday May 10, 2010, 12:58 am
noted thanks

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Monday May 10, 2010, 1:48 am
Thanks and noted.

Past Member (0)
Monday May 10, 2010, 4:53 am
Scientists suspected that there were inaccuracies in the major previous models based on traditional methods, especially in the Himalayas, parts of Africa and the Andes Initial evaluations of the GOCE data also confirms this hypothesis.

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Ritwick Saikia (9)
Monday May 10, 2010, 7:51 am
Thanks for the info. But the site didn't mention how the gravitational force in the Himalayan region differs from traditional estimates. Would have been interesting to know exact figures.

Amena Andersson (187)
Monday May 10, 2010, 7:55 am
"With the aid of the new data, scientists also want to measure ocean circulation globally, precisely, and in detail for the first time. The ability to measure changes to ocean circulation and sea level is crucial for all global climate studies."
This could be of enormous importance re global warming.
Also, prediction of earthquakes. Thank you, Anna.

linda b (186)
Monday May 10, 2010, 11:22 am
Noted Thanks.

Mike M (43)
Monday May 10, 2010, 12:06 pm

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Monday May 10, 2010, 9:37 pm
Noted, thanks.

Tamara WILLIAMS (176)
Tuesday May 11, 2010, 3:58 pm
interesting story thanks
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