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High Level Processing Facility for GOCE: Products and Processing Strategy

Prof. Reiner Rummel(1), Dr. Thomas Gruber(1) , and Dr. Radboud Koop(2)

(1) Technical University Munich, Arcisstrasse 21, 80333 Muenchen, Germany
(2) SRON National Institute for Space Research, Sorbonnelaan 2, 3584 CA Utrecht, Netherlands

Abstract

The High Level Processing Facility for GOCE (HPF) will produce systematically GOCE level 2 products, which are orbits and gravity field models of different kind. While so-called quick-look or rapid products mainly are of interest for the GOCE performance monitoring, the final and precise products will represent the official GOCE level 2 products, which further will be used for level 3 processing by the GOCE users (e.g. oceanographers, solid Earth scientists, geodesists and others). The paper summarizes the architecture of the HPF and provides an overview of the planned products and their characteristics.

 

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Keywords: ESA European Space Agency - Agence spatiale europeenne, observation de la terre, earth observation, satellite remote sensing, teledetection, geophysique, altimetrie, radar, chimique atmospherique, geophysics, altimetry, radar, atmospheric chemistry

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