Twin Satellites Observe Earth’s Climate

The orbiting satellites are giving scientists insight into deep water supplies on Earth
Inside Science Contributor

(Inside Science) -- As we go about our daily lives, most of us are unaware that there are twin satellites orbiting Earth, tracking the movement of water around our planet. The mission, called GRACE Follow-On (GRACE-FO), is continuing GRACE’s legacy (the original GRACE mission orbited Earth from 2002-2017), of tracking Earth’s water movement across the planet. Monitoring changes in ice sheets and glaciers, underground water storage, the amount of water in large lakes and rivers, and changes in sea level, giving researchers a unique view of Earth’s climate.

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