- Explain why gravity varies over the Earth’s surface
- Explain how geoids are modeled
- Explain the role that the U.S. National Geodetic Survey plays in maintaining and developing geoid models
- Explain the concept of an equipotential gravity surface (i.e., a geoid)
Data management involves the theories and techniques for managing the entire data lifecycle, from data collection to data format conversion, from data storage to data sharing and retrieval, to data provenance, data quality control and data curation for long-term data archival and preservation.
Topics in this Knowledge Area are listed thematically below. Existing topics are in regular font and linked directly to their original entries (published in 2006; these contain only Learning Objectives). Entries that have been updated and expanded are in bold. Forthcoming, future topics are italicized.