Zumberge, Mark A. Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California.
Last reviewed:November 2019
- Absolute gravity meters
- Relative gravity meters
- Shipboard and airborne gravity meters
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A device that measures local acceleration due to the Earth's gravity; it is also called a gravimeter. Such instruments fall into two categories: relative gravity meters, which are used to determine gravity differences among a number of geographic locations or changes in gravity that occur at a single location over time; and absolute gravity meters, which can measure the true value of the acceleration due to gravity at a given location and time. See also: Earth's gravity field
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