JPL TELLUS GRACE-FO Level-3 Monthly Ocean Bottom Pressure Anomaly Release 6.0 version 02 in netCDF/ASCII/GeoTIFF Formats

JPL TELLUS GRACE-FO Level-3 Monthly Ocean Bottom Pressure Anomaly Release 6.0 version 02 in netCDF/ASCII/GeoTIFF Formats
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DOI10.5067/GFOCN-3AJ62
Short NameTELLUS_GRFO_L3_JPL_RL06_OCN_v02
DescriptionThe JPL monthly ocean bottom pressure grids are given as equivalent water thickness changes derived from GRACE-FO time-variable gravity observations during the specified timespan in ASCII/netCDF/GeoTIFF formats. The Equivalent water thickness represent sea floor pressure changes due to the integral effect of ocean and atmosphere processes, including global mean ocean bottom pressure changes (mean ocean mass and mean atmosphere mass over the global oceans). The Level-2 GAD product has been added back, a glacial isostatic adjustment (GIA) correction has been applied, and standard corrections for geocenter (degree-1) and C20 (degree-20) are incorporated. Post-processing filters (i.e., de-striping and spatial smoothing) have been applied to reduce correlated errors. 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. Version 02 (v02) of the ocean bottom pressure data has resolved a processing inconsistency issue in the version 01 files for both GRACE and GRACE-FO. This inconsistency resulted in erroneous leakage corrections, in particular near GIA-affected regions. Interior ocean data points (i.e., more than 1000 km away from coastlines) were minimally affected.
VersionRL06 v02
Dataset TypeOPEN
MeasurementSOLID EARTH > GRAVITY/GRAVITATIONAL FIELD > GRAVITY
OCEANS > OCEAN PRESSURE > WATER PRESSURE > OCEAN BOTTOM PRESSURE
Processing Level3
CoverageRegion: Global
Northernmost Latitude: 89.5 degrees
Southernmost Latitude: -89.5 degrees
Westernmost Longitude: 0 degrees
Easternmost Longitude: 360 degrees
Time Span: 2018-May-22 to Present
ResolutionSpatial Resolution: 1 degrees (Latitude) x 1 degrees (Longitude)
Temporal Resolution: 1 Month
ProjectionType: Gridded
Detail:
Ellipsoid: WGS 84
Latency hours
Platform/Sensor
GRACE-FO
Platform
Name: Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO)
Orbit Period: -1 minutes
Inclination Angle: 89 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
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GRACE-FO ACC
SENSOR
Name: GRACE-FO SuperSTAR Accelerometer (GRACE-FO ACC)
Swath Width: -1 km
Description: The accelerometer, located at the center of mass of each satellite, measures all non-gravitational forces acting on each satellite. These forces include air drag, solar radiation pressure, and attitude control activator operation.

GRACE-FO
Platform
Name: Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO)
Orbit Period: -1 minutes
Inclination Angle: 89 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
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GRACE-FO KBR
SENSOR
Name: GRACE-FO K-Band Ranging System (GRACE-FO KBR)
Swath Width: -1 km
Description: This instrument precisely measures the changes in the separation between the two GRACE satellites using phase tracking of K- and Ka-band signals sent between the two satellites

GRACE-FO
Platform
Name: Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO)
Orbit Period: -1 minutes
Inclination Angle: 89 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
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GRACE-FO SCA
SENSOR
Name: GRACE-FO Star Camera Assembly (GRACE-FO SCA)
Swath Width: -1 km
Description: The SCA (Star Camera Assembly) consists of three temperature controlled CCD star cameras mounted to the accelerometer, along with the respective baffle assemblies. The STR delivers its video frames to the OBC, which then computes the attitude quaternions. The OBC also acts as the power and command/control interface to the STR. Once switched on and initialized, the STR proceeds with automatic coarse attitude acquisition and then on to fine attitude derivation.

ProjectGRACE Follow-On (GRACE-FO)
Data ProviderCreator: Felix Landerer
Release Place: JPL
Release Date: 2019-Oct-30
Resource: Landerer F. W. and S. C. Swenson, 2012, Accuracy of scaled GRACE terrestrial water storage estimates. Water Resources Research, Vol 48, W04531, 11 PP, doi:10.1029/2011WR011453
Keyword(s)TELLUS, GRACE-FO, OBP, LWET, Gravity, JPL, RL06v02, OCEAN
Persistent IDPODAAC-GFOCN-3AJ62
Questions related to this dataset? Contact podaac@podaac.jpl.nasa.gov
User's Guide
User Guidehttps://podaac-tools.jpl.nasa.gov/drive/files/allData/gracefo/docs/GRACE-FO_L3_Handbook_JPL-D-103133_20190327.pdf
User's Guide
Project Materials
YAML Tech-Notehttps://earthdata.nasa.gov/esdis/eso/standards-and-references/yaml-encoding-ascii-format-for-grace-grace-fo-mission-data
NASA approved YAML encoding technical Note
Additional Sites
GRACE-FO Projecthttps://gracefo.jpl.nasa.gov/
GRACE-FO Project Website
GRACE-FO Infohttps://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/GRACE-FO
PODAAC GRACE-FO Mission-Page
Citation Felix Landerer. 2019. JPL TELLUS GRACE-FO Level-3 Monthly Ocean Bottom Pressure Anomaly Release 6.0 version 02 in netCDF/ASCII/GeoTIFF Formats. Ver. RL06 v02. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/GFOCN-3AJ62.

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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.