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JPL TELLUS GRACE Level-3 Monthly Land Water-Equivalent-Thickness Surface Mass Anomaly Release 6.0 version 04. DOI:

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JPL TELLUS GRACE Level-3 Monthly LAND Water-Equivalent-Thickness Surface-Mass Anomaly Release 6.0 in netCDF/ASCII/Geotiff Formats

DescriptionThe monthly ocean mass grids contain land water mass given as equivalent water thickness derived from GRACE ocean bottom pressure in ASCII format. Equivalent water thickness is used to represent the water mass so it can be comparable to sea level anomalies due to water mass changes. The time coverage for the monthly grids are determined by GRACE months. For the list of GRACE month dates visit For more information please visit
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Citation D.P. Chambers. 2019. GRACE_L3_JPL_RL06_LND. Ver. 6.0. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at

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Journal Reference Landerer F.W. and S. C. Swenson, Accuracy of scaled GRACE terrestrial water storage estimates. Water Resources Research, Vol 48, W04531, 11 PP, doi:10.1029/2011WR011453, 2012.