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bilby commented on the word potato Earth
"Technically speaking, the model at the top of this page is what researchers refer to as a geoid."- Jonathon Amos, Gravity satellite yields 'Potato Earth' view, bbc.co.uk, 31 March 2011.That's bottom of the page on Wordnik, obviously. Just because.
March 31, 2011
ruzuzu commented on the word potato Earth
From Twitter:50 minutes ago @CPPGeophysics (Jascha Polet) said: "Nice to see discussion of gravity from GOCE satellite, but geoid is NOT constant gravity surface: http://tinyurl.com/4nvw9px (pdf lecture)"
Ooh! A geoid!Edit: Or is it?
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