GOCE Thermosphere Data

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Description

Thermospheric density and crosswind data products derived from GOCE data. Latest baseline _0200.

The GOCE+ Air Density and Wind Retrieval using GOCE Data project produced a dataset of thermospheric density and crosswind data products which were derived from ion thruster activation data from GOCE telemetry.

GOCE+ Air Density and Wind Retrieval using GOCE Data

 

The data was combined with the mission's accelerometer and star camera data products. The products provide data continuty and extend the accelerometer-derived thermosphere density data sets from the CHAMP and GRACE missions.

The resulting density and wind observations are made available in the form of time series and grids. These data can be applied in investigations of solar-terrestrial physics, as well as for the improvement and validation of models used in space operations.

Funded by ESA through the Support To Science Element (STSE) of ESA's Earth Observation Envelope Programme, supporting the science applications of ESA's Living Planet programme, the project was a partnership between TU Delft, CNES and Hypersonic Technology Göttingen.

Dataset history
Date Change Reason
18/04/2019 - Time series data v2.0, covering the whole mission
- Updated data set user manual
- New satellite geometry and aerodynamic model
- New vertical wind field
- New data for the deorbit phase, (GPS+ACC and GPS-only versions)
Updated satellite models and additional data
14/07/2016 - Time series data v1.5, covering the whole mission
- Updated data set user manual
Removal of noisy data
31/07/2014 - Time series data v1.4, covering the whole mission
- Gridded data, now including error estimates
- Updated data set user manual; Updated validation report; Updated ATBD
Full GOCE dataset available
28/09/2013 Version 1.3 density/winds timeseries and gridded data released. User manual updated to v1.3 Bug fix and other changes
04/09/2013 Version 1.2 density/winds timeseries and gridded data released, with user manual First public data release of thermospheric density/winds data

Details

DATA SET SPECIFICATIONS

Digital Object Identifier (DOI):

  • European Space Agency, 2009, GOCE Thermosphere Data Collection. Version 1.0. 10.5270/esa-l8g67jw
Spatial coverage: 
90 N, -90 S, -180 W, 180 E
Temporal coverage:
2009-09-01 - 2012-07-31
Date of launch:
2009-03-17
Operators:
ESA
Mission status:
completed
Orbit height:
250 km
Orbit type:
Sun-synchronous

APPLICABLE TERMS & CONDITIONS

Utilisation of this data is subject to ESA's Earth Observation Terms and Conditions

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blue arrow DATA CITATION

European Space Agency, 2009, GOCE Thermosphere Data Collection. Version 1.0.

RESOURCES

GOCE+ Thermosphere data user manual
User Manual
GOCE+ Product Validation Report
Report
GOCE+ Thermosphere Algorithms Description
Technical Documentation
GOCE+ Thermosphere Final Report
Report
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