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2012 Geodynamics Program

GRAVITY: A Dominant Force in the Universe

2012 Geodynamics Seminar Series
Tuesdays 1:30 - 2: 30 p.m.
Carriage House, Quissett Campus, WHOI

"Gravity" is a very broad topic, but timely given the recent GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) and GOCE (Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer) missions.  The main goal of the seminar series is to present recent and current research from diverse scientific branches, such as Earth and planetary geophysics, physical oceanography, and hydrology, in which precise measurements of gravity and geoid fields are advancing our understanding of fundamental processes such as planetary evolution, mantle convection, the water cycle, the cryosphere, and earthquake dynamics, among many others.

Steve Jayne, Physical Oceanography
Pablo Canales, Geology and Geophysics
Andrew Daly, Deep Ocean Exploration Institute

A model of Earth's gravity field made with data from ESA's GOCE satellite.
Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) (European Space Agency)
GRACE- Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment, twin satellites launched in March 2002, are making detailed measurements of Earth's gravity field which will lead to discoveries about gravity and Earth's natural systems.
Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory