Exploring mass variations in the Earth system

The GRACE satellite tandem recovers extensive geophysical data of large-scale mass variations that take place on Earth. Since the recorded global gravity field variations reflect the cumulative effect of all contributing geophysical processes, scientists need to apply a complex analysis and interpretation procedure to determine the influence of each individual process.

With a combination of statistical, numerical and visual methods of analysis, our approach allows them to perform complex calculations while simultaneously using the human sense of sight to quickly and intuitively grasp information visually.

Publication: Sips, M., Unger, A., Rawald, T., Sasgen, I. (2016): Exploring mass variations in the Earth system. - Cartography and Geographic Information Science, 43, 1, p. 3-15.

In cooperation with GFZ Section 1.3: Earth System Modeling

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