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Jason-3 GPS based orbit and SSHA OGDR

Metadata Updated: December 6, 2023

This is a near real time dataset that provides a GPS based orbit and Sea Surface Height Anomalies (SSHA) from that orbit. It is similar to the Jason-3 Operation Geophysical Data Record (OGDR) that is distributed at NOAA (, but includes the GPS orbit and SSHA as two additional variables. It has a 5 hour time lag due to the time needed to calculate the GPS orbit and SSHA. The GPS orbits have been shown to be more accurate than the DORIS orbits on a near real time scale and therefore produces a more accurate SSHA.

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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 December 1, 2022
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023

Metadata Source

Harvested from NASA Data.json

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date December 1, 2022
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023
Identifier C2205122298-POCLOUD
Data First Published 2016-09-21
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2017-04-28
Category JASON-3, geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
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Citation Desai, Shailen. 2016-10-10. Jason-3 GPS based orbit and SSHA OGDR. Version F. JASON_3_L2_OST_OGDR_GPS. JPL. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, JPL. Desai, Shailen, JPL, 2016-10-10, Jason-3 GPS based orbit and SSHA OGDR, .
Creator Desai, Shailen
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Metadata Type geospatial
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Program Code 026:001
Release Place JPL
Series Name Jason-3 GPS based orbit and SSHA OGDR
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Source Hash 598f6e9944d3557e44cc406c6fd0f709f11bd4c1d7af0c30503a496cfe897283
Source Schema Version 1.1
Temporal 2020-10-29T12:14:23Z/2023-02-28T00:00:00Z

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