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Title: What Is the Geoid?
Url: http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/GEOID/geoid_def.html
Publisher: United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Description: This reference provides an introduction to the geoid, the equipotential surface of the Earth's gravity field which best fits global mean sea level. There is a narrative of early attempts to describe the geoid, and schematic diagrams showing the geoid and its relationship to Earth's crust, local mean sea level, orthometric heights, and local dynamic ocean topography.
LC Classification: Science -- Astronomy -- Geodesy -- Addresses, essays, lectures
Science -- Astronomy -- Geodesy -- Mathematical theory of the figure of the earth
Science -- Physics -- Geophysics. Cosmic physics -- Addresses, essays, lectures
GEM Subject: Science -- Earth science
Science -- Geology
Science -- Physical sciences
Social studies -- Geography
Key Concept: Geography -- Geodesy
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Date Issued: 2001-01-03
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
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Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
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Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2010-08-03 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-07-29 19:52:27 (W3C-DTF)
Source: DLESE  DLESE
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