The dislocation of water masses, e.g. dropping of the groundwater level, ice melting or sea level change, can only be continuously and homogeneously observed using specially tailored satellite missions. GRACE and GRACE-FO, based on ultra-precise distance measurements between twin satellites, has revolutionized the observation of climate-related changes in the Earth system. Numerous scientific studies as well as applications and supply of prototype services in hydrology, oceanography or glaciolog.

Tags: Climate change, Environment & Nature, Food & Agriculture, Trust in science