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GRACE - Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment
The US-German mini-satellite mission GRACE will help scientists develop a new model of the Earth’s gravitational field with unprecedented accuracy. The following questions will be addressed: Are the polar ice-caps melting? Are sea levels rising? Are we likely to see major flood events? Why do warm ocean currents like the gulf stream reach so high up into the Earth’s northern hemisphere, and what role does the influence of gravitation play in that context?
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