Impacts of Geodesy in Science and Life

5min 2s Novice

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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: 
  • Volcanic deformation
  • Drought surveillance, progression and recovery
  • Polar ice cover changes
  • Earthquake damage 
  • 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.