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JPL TELLUS GRACE Level-3 Monthly Land Water-Equivalent-Thickness Surface Mass Anomaly Release 6.0 version 04 in netCDF/ASCII/GeoTIFF Formats

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. 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 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 April 27, 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 April 27, 2023
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023
Publisher NASA/JPL/PODAAC
Maintainer
Identifier C2077042612-POCLOUD
Data First Published 2021-03-10
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2021-03-10
Category GRACE, geospatial
Public Access Level public
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Citation Felix Landerer. 2021-06-11. JPL TELLUS GRACE Level-3 Monthly Land Water-Equivalent-Thickness Surface Mass Anomaly Release 6.0 in netCDF/ASCII/GeoTIFF Formats. Version RL06 v04. TELLUS_GRAC_L3_JPL_RL06_LND_v04. JPL. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, PO.DAAC. https://doi.org/10.5067/TELND-3AJ64. https://grace.jpl.nasa.gov/data/get-data/monthly-mass-grids-land/. Felix Landerer, PO.DAAC, 2021-06-11, JPL TELLUS GRACE Level-3 Monthly Land Water-Equivalent-Thickness Surface Mass Anomaly Release 6.0 version 04 in netCDF/ASCII/GeoTIFF Formats, https://grace.jpl.nasa.gov/data/get-data/monthly-mass-grids-land/.
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