HOUSTON – The European Space Agency’s Gravity field steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) mission team announced its fifth and most accurate geoid, or 3-D model of the Earth’s gravity field, this week – a reference useful to scientists in achieving greater understanding of global ocean circulation, sea-level fluctuations and ice dynamics. The latest version of the geoid includes 42 months of mission data and incorporates readings made after scientists decided ...

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