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GFZ TELLUS GRACE-FO Level-3 Monthly Land Water-Equivalent-Thickness Surface Mass Anomaly Release 6.1 version 04

Metadata Updated: December 6, 2023

The 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 04 (v04) of the terrestrial water storage data uses updated and consistent C20 and Geocenter corrections (i.e., Technical Notes TN-14 and TN-13), as well as an ellipsoidal correction to account for the non-spherical shape of the Earth when mapping gravity anomalies to surface mass change. This RL06.1 is an updated release version of the previous RL06. The difference is only in the Level-1B accelerometer transplant data that is used for the GF2 (GRACE-FO 2) satellite; RL06.1 uses the ACH data product. Data grids are provided in ASCII/netCDF/GeoTIFF formats. For the RL06 version and beyond, all GRACE products in the ASCII format have adopted the YAML encoding header, which is in full compliance with the PODAAC metadata best practices.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date May 30, 2023
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023

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Harvested from NASA Data.json

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date May 30, 2023
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023
Identifier C2537039738-POCLOUD
Data First Published 2021-03-10
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2021-03-10
Category GRACE-FO, geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
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Citation Felix Landerer. 2023-02-21. GFZ TELLUS GRACE-FO Level-3 Monthly Land Water-Equivalent-Thickness. Version RL06.1v04. GFZ TELLUS GRACE-FO Level-3 Monthly Land Water-Equivalent-Thickness Surface Mass Anomaly Release 6.1 version 04. JPL. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, PO.DAAC.
Creator Felix Landerer
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Temporal 2018-05-22T00:00:00Z/2023-03-01T00:00:00Z

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