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  Information - G12 GGOS: Observing and Interpreting Earth's Mass Transports

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Measurements of the Earth's rotation, shape, and gravity provided by the Global Geodetic Observing System (GGOS) show that they change on a wide range of time scales reflecting the wide range of processes affecting them, from external tidal forces to surficial processes involving the atmosphere, oceans, and hydrosphere to internal processes acting both at the core-mantle boundary as well as within the solid Earth itself. Measurements of the Earth's rotation, shape, and gravity can therefore be used to gain greater understanding of mass transport within the entire Earth system, from tracking water in its various phases as it cycles through the atmosphere, oceans, and land, to crustal deformation associated with tectonic motions and glacial isostatic adjustment, to torsional oscillations of the core. This session will be a forum for discussing the use of Earth rotation, shape, and gravity measurements to observe and interpret mass transport within the Earth system.

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