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Application Of Parallel Computing To Gravity Field Recovery From Satellite Gravity Gradiometric Data

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/HPC000101

Volume

23

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

993 kb

Author(s)

R. van Geemert, R.J.J. Koop, R. Klees, and P.N.A.M. Visser

Abstract

Application of parallel computing to gravity field recovery from satellite gravity gradiometric data R. van Geemert\ R.J.J. Koop\ R. Klees\ RN.A.M. Visser* ^ Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, ^Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands Abstract The Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) is a ded- icated gravity field mission currently under assessment by ESA (European Space Agency) for implementation in the 'Earth Explorer' Programme. The objective of the mission is to provide a unique global model of the Earth's gravity field with un- precedented accuracy and spatial resolution. This will provide new and fundamen- tal insight into a wide range of disciplines such as Solid Earth Physics, Oceanog- raphy and Geodesy. The mission goals will be achieved from a combination of gravity gradient measurements by a spaceborne gradiometer (SGG) and satellite- to-satellite (SST) measurements by a GPS/GLONASS recei

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