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Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow On (GRACE-FO)

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Status: Future, Implementation
Mission Category: Earth Systematic Missions, Decadal Survey, Tier 3, Other
Launch Date: 2018

The objective of the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow On (GRACE-FO) mission is provide high-temporal-resolution gravity field measurements for the purpose of tracking large-scale water movement. GRACE-FO is the follow-on mission to GRACE, launched in 2002.

Key Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow On Facts

Instruments: Microwave or Laser Ranging System
Program Scientist(s): John LaBrecque

Related Publications:

Relevant Science Focus Areas:

  • Climate Variability and Change
  • Earth Surface and Interior
  • Water and Energy Cycles

Relevant Science Questions:

  • How does the Earth system respond to natural and human-induced changes?
  • How is the global Earth system changing?
  • What are the primary forcings of the Earth system?

Related Applications:

  • Disaster Management
  • Water Management