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GRACE Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment

GRACE Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment

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ContentDevelopedBy:AlanWardDesignedBy:WinnieHumbersonEditedBy:MargaretBaguio,BillBandeen,CharlotteGriner,MichaelKing,MargaretSrinivasan.TechnicalInputProvidedBy:ChristophReigber,RickFitzgerald,FrankFlechtner,BobGarnett,MarcImhoff,ByronTapley,SrinivasBettadpur,JohnRies,DonChambers,AbDavis,MikeWatkins.FrontCoverForeground:TheseimagesshowthreedifferentviewsoftheEarth'sgeoid-asurfaceofequalgravitationalpotentialthat,overtheocean,closelyfollowstheseasurface.Thegeoidwasdeterminedfromdatacollectedbyprevioussatellitemissions.AmongthesesatellitesistheChallengingMinisatellitePayload(CHAMP),theforerunnertoGRACE,launchedbytheGermanGeoresearchCenterGeoForschungsZentrumPotsdam(GFZ).SimilarproductswillbedevelopedusingdatafromGRACEwithanexpectedimprovementinaccuracyofseveralordersofmagnitude.TheseimageswereprovidedcourtesyofGFZ.TheillustrationoftheGRACEsatelliteswasprovidedbyChrisMeaney.FrontCoverBackground:Thisday/nightimageoftheEarthwasproducedusingacombinationofdatafromtheModerateResolutionImagingSpectrometer(MODIS)sensoraboardNASA'sTerrasatellite(daytimeportion),andthecitylightsimageproducedusingOperationallineScan(OLS)datafromtheDefenseMeteorologicalSatellite.ThedaytimesideoftheEarthinthisimagewasmadeusingsurfacereflectancedatafromMODIS.ThedatawascompositedoveraperiodofseveralmonthsduringtheNorthernHemisphereofsummer2001.(ImagecourtesyofRobertSimmonandtheMODISScienceTeam.)BackCover:ThisisaphotographofthetwoidenticalspacecraftintheenvironmentaltestfacilityatIndustrieanlagen-BetriebsgesellschaftGmbH(IABG)inOttobrun,Germany.Whendeployedintospace,thetwocraftwillbeuprightinsidethelaunchvehicle.Afterlaunch,theywillfly500kmabovetheEarthandwillbeseparatedby220km.ThephotographwasprovidedcourtesyofAstriumGmbH.
 
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Whilegravityismuchweakerthanotherbasicforcesinnature,suchasmagnetismandelectricity,itseffectsareubiquitousanddramatic.GravitycontrolseverythingfromthemotionoftheoceantidestotheexpansionoftheentireUniverse.Tolearnmoreaboutthemysteriesofgravity,twinsatellitesnamedGRACE-shortfortheGravityRecoveryandClimateExperiment-arebeinglaunchedtomakedetailedmeasurementsofEarth'sgravityfield.ThisexperimentcouldleadtodiscoveriesaboutgravityandEarth'snaturalsystems,whichcouldhavesubstantialbenefitsforsocietyandtheworld'spopulation.TheGRACEmissionwillbetheinauguralflightofNASA'sEarthSystemSciencePathfinderProgram(ESSP).AcomponentofNASA'sEarthScienceEnterprise(ESE),theESSPmissionsareintendedtoaddressunique,specific,highlyfocusedscientificissuesandprovidemeasurementsrequiredtosupportEarthscienceresearch.TheESSPmissionsareanintegralpartofadynamicandversatileprogramconsistingofmultipleEarthsystemsciencespaceflights.TheESSPprogramischaracterizedbyrela-tivelylow-tomoderate-cost,small-tomedium-sizedmissionsthatarecapableofbeingbuilt,testedandlaunchedinshort-timeintervals.EachmissionisledbyaPrincipalInvestigator(PI),whoisresponsibleforallelementsofthemission,fromensuringthescienceaccuracytomakingsurethemissionstaysonbudgetandontime.ESSPmis-sionsarecapableofsupportingavarietyofscientificobjectivesrelatedtoEarthsci-ence,includingtheatmosphere,oceans,landsurface,polariceregionsandsolidEarth.Investigationsincludedevelopmentandoperationofremotesensinginstrumentsandconductingresearchusingdatareturnedfromthesemissions.Subsequentsatellitelaunchesareplannedoverthenextfewyears,allofthemfocusingontheatmosphericsciences.

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