Scientists apply geodesy to study Earth and the changes of its features. Geodesy includes the study of the shape of Earth, its orientation in space, its gravity field, and how these properties change over time.
This video includes nine examples of how scientists apply geodetic tools in everyday life, with a focus on:
Drought surveillance, progression and recovery
Polar ice cover changes
Oil spill clean up
Plant and soil health
GPS timing to synchronize clocks
Autonomous vehicles navigation guidance
Gravity and changes in gravity
UNAVCO's 2017 USIP geoscience video production interns Ellie and Christopher produced this video.