GRACEFUL

PROBING THE DEEP EARTH'S INTERIOR BY SYNERGISTIC USE OF OBSERVATIONS OF THE MAGNETIC AND GRAVITY FIELDS, AND OF THE ROTATION OF THE EARTH

What is inside the Earth? Our knowledge of the internal structure of our planet has increased significantly, but so much remains unknown.

Currently the main methods of observing the Earth’s liquid core are indirect satellite and ground continuing observations.

These methods, however, are mostly focused on and restricted to time dependent observations of the magnetic field, gravity field variations and Earth rotation changes. Moreover, they are usually incomplete as they address global integrated quantities.

 

Crédit photo: Véronique Pipers www.1point2.be

The EU-funded GRACEFUL project will reverse this lack of information. It plans to do this by developing cutting-edge methods to process these observational data together and employ up-to-date numerical models of the core flow that will help to acquire novel information on the Earth’s core.

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This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.