Living Planet   



Dr. C.K. Shum(1), Alexander Braun(2) , Reinhard Dietrich(3) , Yochi Fukuda(4) , Shin-Chan Han(1) , Tadahiro Sato(5) , Mirko Scheinert(3) , Kazuo Shibuya(6) , and Martin Wiehl(3)

(1) Laboratory for Space Geodesy and Remote Sensing, 2070 Neil Ave., Columbus, OH 43210, USA, Columbus, OH 43210, United States
(2) Byrd Polar Research Center, 1090 Carmack Rd, Scott Hall, Columbus, OH43210, US, Columbus, OH 43210, United States
(3) Institut fuer Planetare Geodaesie, D-01062 Dresden, Germany, Dresden, Germany
(4) Kyoto University, Kitashirakawa Oiwake-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8502, Kyoto 606-8502, Japan
(5) National Astronomical Observatory, 2-12 Hoshigaoka-chyo, Mizusawa 023-0861 Japan, Mizusawa 023-0861, Japan
(6) National Polar Research Institute, Kaga 1-9-10, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo 173-8515, Japan, Tokyo 173-8515, Japan


European Space Agency's GOCE space gradiometer mission is anticipated to produce the mean gravity field model of the Earth with an unprecedented geoid accuracy of 1 cm rms with wavelength at 160 km or longer. We propose an international effort for the calibration and validation of GOCE gravity gradient tensor measurements and Level 2 geopotential data product (1) over a blue ice region (100x50 km^2) south of Schirmacheroase glacier, Dronning Maud Land, E. Antarctica, and (2) at regions near the Soywa station, E. Antarctica. These two regions have been well-surveyed by gravimeters, GPS traverse, tide gauge, and other instrumentations. They are currently participating or propose to participate in the calibration and validation of other spaceborne sensors, including GRACE, ICESAT and CRYOSAT. This paper reports the collaborative effort and plans for potential GOCE data product and measurement validation and description of approach for comparing in situ and other satellite data with GOCE data.


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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