Greenland ice sheet mass change data products (2002-2019)

This data set includes 2002/04-2019/12 Greenland ice sheet mass changes derived from satellite gravimetry measurements. The satellite gravimetry data come from the joint NASA/DLR Gravity Recovery And Climate Experiment mission twin satellites (GRACE, 2002/04 to 2017/06) and its successor, GRACE Follow-On (GRACE-FO, 2018/06 to present). In order to fill the data gap between GRACE and GRACE-FO, we further utilize gravity field solutions derived from high-low GNSS tracking data of ESA's Swarm 3-satellite constellation whose primary scientific objective is geomagnetic surveying. The data set is provided in Matlab data format, the ice sheet mass changes are transformed to equivalent water height in meters, expressed on 0.25°x0.25° grid with monthly temporal resolution. This data set can be used to study the characteristics of Greenland ice sheet mass changes in recent two decades and their relation with the global climate change.

Data file naming and use method

File name: OSU_Greenland_Ice_Sheet_Mass_Changes_v01.mat, where OSU represents the data provider, the Ohio State University, and v01 represents version 01.
Data reading mode: the data is in MATLAB format and can be imported directly with MATLAB. For the meaning of different variables in the data file, refer to the instruction document readme_OSU_Greenland_Ice_Sheet_Mass_Changes_v01.txt.

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ZHANG Yu, C.K. Shum. Greenland ice sheet mass change data products (2002-2019). A Big Earth Data Platform for Three Poles, 2020. doi: 10.11888/Glacio.tpdc.270404. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

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CASEarth:Big Earth Data for Three Poles(grant No. XDA19070000) (No:XDA19000000)

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Geographic coverage
East: -10.00 West: -90.00
South: 58.00 North: 85.00
  • Temporal resolution: Monthly
  • Spatial resolution: 0.25º - 0.5º
  • File size: 2,000 MB
  • Browse count: 318 Times
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  • Share mode: protected
  • Temporal coverage: 2002-04-01 To 2019-12-31
  • Updated time: 2020-05-18


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: ZHANG Yu   C.K. Shum  

Distributor: A Big Earth Data Platform for Three Poles


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