Measuring the Earth: The Science of Geodesy Series
This monthly series covers the how and why of geodesy.
January - What is Geodesy?
Geodesy is the science of measuring Earth's size, shape, orientation in space, and gravity field. [3.1 MB jpg] [8.4 MB pdf]
February - Earth on the Move
The motion of tectonic plates, along with erosion and deposition, alter Earth's surface, creating mountains and valleys and causing earthquakes. [2.5 MB jpg] [6.6 MB pdf]
March - Sea Level and Tides
Measuring global sea level requires monitoring both tides and vertical motion of landmasses. [3.2 MB jpg] [7.9 MB pdf]
April - Vegetation
Scientists can measure wavelengths of light either absorbed or reflected by green vegetation using remote sensing observations. [3.2 MB jpg] [8.1 MB pdf]
May - Navigation
GPS systems are practically synonymous with navigation, even more so with the rise of autonomous vehicles. [3.4 MB jpg] [8.1 MB pdf]
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