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GOCE User Toolbox
Entry ID: ESA_GUT
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Summary
Abstract: The objective of the GOCE User Toolbox Specifications study was to develop - in close collaboration with ESA's HPF effort - algorithms and input and output specification for the subsequent generation of a user toolbox that is required by the general science community for the exploitation of GOCE level 2 and ERS-ENVISAT altimetry. The purpose of the study was accordingly to:

-Consolidate the User Toolbox requirements.
-Carry out a scientific trade off study to select the toolbox processing and viewing functions.
-Produce a Toolbox output specification document.
-Produce an algorithm specification document which details the necessary level for coding.
-Produce a Toolbox architectural design document mapping the required functionality and interfaces such as auxiliary data.

As part of the toolbox requirements consolidation a variety of geophysical studies associated with the Earth's gravity were found to use information in form of geoid heights, gravity anomalies or deflections of the vertical. Those quantities may be represented in the nodes along a profile, in a grid or in discretely located points. Associated with such quantities error covariance information may be needed. The primary oceanography variable of interest to be provided by a toolbox is the dynamic topography resulting from the difference between altimetric measurements and the geoid model. Altimetric MSSH fields would be auxiliary input data set fields from which a consistently filtered mean dynamic topography need to be computed by the toolbox. The commonly used quantity in solid earth studies is gravity anomalies and associated error information. Hence, the main required functionalities are covered by general functionalities described above. However, on land the quantities may be needed on the surface of the earth.

GUTS was supported by ESA with collaborators from many European countries.

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Link: GET SERVICE > GET SOFTWARE PACKAGE
Description: Access the GOCE User Toolbox.
Service Citation
Originators: European Space Agency
Title: GOCE User Toolbox
Release_Date: 2007
Provider: European Space Agency
URL: http://earth.esa.int/gut/
ISO Topic Category
ELEVATION
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Service Provider
Earthnet Online, European Space Agency

Service Provider Personnel
Name: ESA EARTH OBSERVATION HELPDESK
Phone: +39 06 94180777
Fax: +39 06 94180292
Contact Address:
ESA/ESRIN
Via Galileo Galilei, CP 64
City: Frascati
Postal Code: I-00044
Country: Italy
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Online
Fees: No fees
Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA

ESA EARTH OBSERVATION HELPDESK
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +39 06 94180777
Fax: +39 06 94180292
Contact Address:
ESA/ESRIN
Via Galileo Galilei, CP 64
City: Frascati
Postal Code: I-00044
Country: Italy
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2007-10-24
SERF Last Revision Date: 2011-04-19
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