After the second year on orbit, the ESA's GOCE satellite collected enough data to model the Earth's gravity field with unprecedented precision.
The new geoid was introduced at the 4th International GOCE User Workshop held at the TU München, Munich, Germany.
Prof. Reiner Rummel said, "We see a continuous stream of excellent GOCE gradiometry data coming in. With each of the two-month cycle, our GOCE gravity field model is getting better and better."
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