GFZ TELLUS GRACE Level-3 Monthly Land Water-Equivalent-Thickness Surface Mass Anomaly Release 6.0 version 03 in netCDF/ASCII/GeoTIFF Formats
DOI10.5067/TELND-3AG63
Short NameTELLUS_GRAC_L3_GFZ_RL06_LND_v03
DescriptionThe monthly land mass grids contain water mass anomalies given as equivalent water thickness derived from GRACE & GRACE-FO time-variable gravity observations during the specified timespan, and relative to the specified time-mean reference period. The Equivalent water thickness represents the total terrestrial water storage anomalies from soil moisture, snow, surface water (incl. rivers, lakes, reservoirs etc.), as well as groundwater and aquifers. A glacial isostatic adjustment (GIA) correction has been applied, and standard corrections for geocenter (degree-1), C20 (degree-20) and C30 (degree-30) are incorporated. Post-processing filters have been applied to reduce correlated errors. Version 03 (v03) of the terrestrial water storage data uses updated and consistent C20 and Geocenter corrections (i.e., Technical Notes TN-14 and TN-13).Data grids are provided in ASCII/netCDF/GeoTIFF formats. For the RL06 version, all GRACE products in the ASCII format have adopted the YAML encoding header, which is in full compliance with the PO.DAAC metadata best practices.
VersionRL06 v03
Dataset TypeCOMPLETE
MeasurementGRAVITY > GRAVITY/GRAVITATIONAL FIELD > SOLID EARTH
Processing Level3
CoverageNorth Bounding Coordinate: 89.5 degrees
South Bounding Coordinate: -89.5 degrees
West Bounding Coordinate: -180 degrees
East Bounding Coordinate: 180 degrees
Time Span: 2002-Apr-05 to 2017-Oct-18
Granule Time Span: 2002-Apr-05 to 2017-Jun-29
ResolutionSpatial Resolution: 1 degrees (Latitude) x 1 degrees (Longitude)
Temporal Resolution: 1 Month
ProjectionEllipsoid: WGS 84
Platform/Sensor
GRACE
Platform
Name: Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE)
Orbit Period: -1.0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 89.0 degrees
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GRACE SCA
SENSOR
Name: Star Camera Assembly (GRACE SCA)

GRACE
Platform
Name: Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE)
Orbit Period: -1.0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 89.0 degrees
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GRACE KBR
SENSOR
Name: GRACE K-Band Ranging System (GRACE KBR)
Swath Width: -1.0 meters
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

GRACE
Platform
Name: Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE)
Orbit Period: -1.0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 89.0 degrees
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GRACE ACC
SENSOR
Name: GRACE SuperSTAR Accelerometer (GRACE ACC)
Swath Width: -1.0 meters
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

ProjectMaking Earth Science Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs)
Data ProviderPublisher: TELLUS
Creator: Felix Landerer
Release Place: JPL
Release Date: 2020-Jan-22
Keyword(s)GRACE, OBP, LWET, Gravity, GFZ, RL06, LAND, TELLUS, RL06v03
Questions related to this dataset? Contact podaac@podaac.jpl.nasa.gov
Citation Felix Landerer. 2020. TELLUS_GRAC_L3_GFZ_RL06_LND_v03. Ver. RL06 v03. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/TELND-3AG63

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