Use of GOCE L2 Gravity Gradients for full resolution Geoid

Matija Herceg, Carl Christian Tscherning, Per Knudsen

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Abstract

The objective of this study is to develop methodology to use GOCE gravity gradients for enhanced geoid modelling and ocean circulation modelling. In specific regions with a rough gravity field, the resolution of the geoid may be enhanced substantially if GOCE gradiometer data are used in addition of the GOCE spherical harmonic coefficient model (EGMs) since in such areas the GOCE gradients contain more information than the EGM itself. Hence, the use of gradients may lead to improve the resolution of e.g. the marine geoid which in turn will improve the estimation of the ocean circulation. This is tested using GOCE gravity gradient data, the GEOCOL program (GRAVSOFT) and Reduced Point Mass (RPM) program. Tests are carried out in the GOCINA region and in the Mediterranean basin. Furthermore, the effect of the decreasing height of the GOCE satellite on gravity gradients and associated MDT is investigated.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2014
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event5th International GOCE User Workshop - Paris, France
Duration: 25 Nov 201428 Nov 2014
http://www.goce2014.org/

Conference

Conference5th International GOCE User Workshop
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityParis
Period25/11/201428/11/2014
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