Tongji GRACE Greenland monthly mass change Grids (04.2002-12.2016)

Tongji GRACE Greenland monthly mass change Grids (04.2002-12.2016)

Based on GRACE Level-1b satellite gravity data, a time series of mass change over Greenland for the period 2002 to 2016, with a spatial resolution of 1 degree × 1 degree and a time resolution of one month was developed by the satellite gravity team led by Professor Shen Yunzhong from Tongji University. The reference time of this time series is the mean time span between January 2004 and December 2009. During data processing, ICE5G model was used to reduce the effect of GIA, and the contribution of GAD was added back by using AOD1B RL06 from GFZ

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File Naming: the mass change time series are stored in text format and named according to the year and month.
Data Reading: all the ASCII files in the data set can be opened directly by text program (such as Notepad), and the main contents are longitude, latitude and equivalent water height. There is no need to do any post-processing when the time series grid is used.

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Shen, Y. (2020). Tongji GRACE Greenland monthly mass change Grids (04.2002-12.2016). National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, DOI: 10.11888/SolidEar.tpdc.272710. CSTR: 18406.11.SolidEar.tpdc.272710. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

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Geographic coverage
East: -20.00 West: -70.00
South: 60.00 North: 85.00
  • Temporal resolution: Monthly
  • Spatial resolution: 100m - 1km
  • File size: 37 MB
  • Views: 434
  • Downloads: 59
  • Access: Open Access
  • Temporal coverage: 2002-04-15 To 2016-12-15
  • Updated time: 2022-09-13
: SHEN Yunzhong  

Distributor: National Tibetan Plateau Data Center


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