Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) Data Products

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Originator: European Space Agency (ESA)
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) Data Products
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Publisher: ESA
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Online_Linkage: http://www.esa.int/esaLP/LPgoce.html
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[Source: ESA GOCE Home Page, http://www.esa.int/esaLP/ESA4HK1VMOC_LPgoce_0.html ] The objective of GOCE is the provision of a high-accuracy, high-resolution model for the static part of the Earth’s gravity field. This model will basically be derived from gradiometer (SGG) and GPS tracking (SST) observations. Concerning the use of GOCE data products, five different themes have been distinguished: - Oceanography - Solid-Earth - Geodesy - Glaciology - Sea level change studies For certain applications within these themes, level 1 data products can be used directly, e.g., calibrated SGG observations in certain solid-Earth studies. However, in certain other applications a spherical harmonic expansion or a linear function of this can be used directly, e.g., in ocean current derivation from satellite radar altimetry, and in precise orbit computations. However, for some GOCE impact studies, especially level 2 products, other representation forms are needed, some of which may be derived by linear transformations or derivations from a spherical harmonic expansion. Three stages to estimate gravity and the geoid The complex data processing from engineering numbers to a gravity product can be divided into three consecutive stages: + Level 0 -> 1b Real time orbits from GPS Determination of gravity gradients, common mode accelerations and attitude information (e.g. orientation and angular velocities) Combined analysis of accelerometers, GPS, star sensors, attitude and drag controls + Level 2 Determination of the best possible set of spherical harmonic coefficients of the Earth’s gravity field and precision orbits, including quality parameters for orbit and for the set of coefficients. As derived products, a geoid model and a gravity anomaly model are determined + Level 3 and higher The level 2 data products serve as input for the further fields of science and application (e.g. solid-Earth physics, oceanography, ice research, geodesy and sea level studies)
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Beginning_Date: 20090317
Ending_Date: 20131110
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Planned
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.0
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > GRAVITY WAVE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > MARINE GEOPHYSICS > MARINE GRAVITY FIELD
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > GRAVITY/GRAVITATIONAL FIELD > CRUSTAL MOTION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > GRAVITY/GRAVITATIONAL FIELD > GRAVITATIONAL FIELD
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > GRAVITY/GRAVITATIONAL FIELD > GRAVITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > GRAVITY/GRAVITATIONAL FIELD > CRUSTAL MOTION > OCEAN CRUST DEFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: GOCE > GRAVITY FIELD AND STEADY-STATE OCEAN CIRCULATION EXPLORER
Theme_Keyword: LRR > LASER RETRO-REFLECTOR
Theme_Keyword: SSTI > SATELLITE-TO-SATELLITE TRACKING INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword: EGG > ELECTROSTATIC GRAVITY GRADIOMETER
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
Please cite the data set originator if you use this data.
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Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: ESA EARTH OBSERVATION HELPDESK
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: ESA/ESRIN
Address: Via Galileo Galilei, CP 64
City: Frascati
Postal_Code: I-00044
Country: Italy
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +39 06 94180777
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +39 06 94180292
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
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Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: ESA/EARTHNET > Earthnet Online, European Space Agency
Contact_Person: ESA EARTH OBSERVATION HELPDESK
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: ESA/ESRIN
Address: Via Galileo Galilei, CP 64
City: Frascati
Postal_Code: I-00044
Country: Italy
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +39 06 94180777
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +39 06 94180292
Resource_Description: GOCE_DATA_PARENT
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
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Format_Name: Not Available
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Network_Resource_Name:
http://earth.esa.int
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
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http://earth.esa.int/dataproducts/
Access_Instructions:
Access ESA Data Products
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Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.esa.int/esaLP/ESAPQO1VMOC_LPgoce_0.html...
Access_Instructions:
Access GOCE calibration information.
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Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.esa.int/esaLP/ESA4HK1VMOC_LPgoce_0.html...
Access_Instructions:
Access GOCE related links, additional information, and product handbooks.
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20090515
Metadata_Review_Date: 20131112
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: SCOTT A. RITZ
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: Maryland
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-614-5126
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Scott.A.Ritz@nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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