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    The geoid, simply stated, is the shape that the surface of the oceans would take under the influence of gravity alone. All points on that surface have the same scalar potential – there is no difference in potential energy between any two. In that idealized situation, other influences such as winds due to solar heating, and tides have no effect. The surface of the geoid is farther away from the center of the earth where the gravity is weaker, and nearer where it is stronger.

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