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How to choose GRACE solutions?

PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:40 am
by yzhu221
I am trying to use GRACE data to explorer groundwater storage changes. But I don't know which solutions should I choose.
I have known that there exist GRACE Mascon RL06(unit: cm) ( ... n/RL06/JPL) and GRACE Level-3 RL06 Land Water-Equivalent-Thickness Surface-Mass Anomaly datasets (unit: m) (URL: ... _mass/RL06). In my opinion, both of datasets represent Water-Equivalent-Thickness. But I compare of them and found their values (the pixel values in the same area) exist big differences. So I was wandering to know why exists the big differences and how to choose of them.

Another question is GRACE Mascon RL06 produced by JPL that exists many bands when I add netcdf data into ArcMap. What time do each band represent?

Thank you in advance for your help!

Re: How to choose GRACE solutions?

PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:29 am
by wenhaoli
Thank you for your inquiry. You have raised a very good question. There is no a simple answer for you. To better understand the two GRACE solutions, you may visit the GRACE website for detailed information about the MASCON and OCEAN/LAND solutions.

If you have more questions, you can also leave your questions on GRACE website at The GRACE science team will help you directly.

Best Regards,