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Geosat Altimeter Geophysical Data Records from the Geodetic and Exact Repeat Missions, Enhanced with the JGM-3 Gravity Model

Abstract: This June 1997 release of satellite altimeter data collected by the U.S.
Navy Geosat mission represents a significant improvement over
previous versions. The ten CD-ROMs contain geophysical data records
(GDRs) which span both the Geodetic Mission (GM: 3/85 - 9/86) and Exact
Repeat Mission (ERM: 11/86 - 12/89). The GDRs incorporate a new 10-cm
satellite orbit computed ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 72.0   S: -72.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NOAA/NESDIS/National Oceanographic Data Center
Dataset Title: GEOSAT Altimeter JGM-3 Data from the Geodetic Mission and Exact Repeat Mission on CD-ROM
Dataset Release Date: 1997/05
Version: 1
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1985-03-31
Stop Date: 1989-12-31
Quality Orbit calculations using the JGM-3 gravity model have reduced the
radial orbit error to 10-15 cm.
Access Constraints Due to restrictions placed on the NODC by the US Navy, foreign
requesters must follow special procedures when ordering GEOSAT
data. Please contact NODC for further information.
Use Constraints NOAA and NODC would appreciate recognition as the resource from which these
data were obtained in any publications and/or other representations of these
Ancillary Keywords
Originating Center
Data Center
National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 301-713-3277
Fax: 301-713-3302
Email: NODC.Services at
Contact Address:
1315 East-West Highway, SSMC3, 4th floor
City: Silver Spring
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20910
Country: USA
Distribution Media: CD-ROM
Distribution Size: 10 CD-ROMs
Fees: There is a fee for the CD-ROMs.
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at
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NODC Laboratory for Satellite Altimetry. 1997. The Geosat Altimeter
JGM-3 GDRs on CD-ROM (Handbook). Silver Spring, Maryland.
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23