Project description in Danish - projektbeskrivelse paa dansk
Project description in English.
is the manager of the project.
On Oct. 2001 Eva Howe
started as a Pd.D.-student working on the project.
The results from her work can be seen on her home-page.
On July 1 2002, Lars Stenseng stared work as a research associate,
with a contract for 6 months. Since spring 2003 he works at KMS and
since March 2005 at the Danish Spacecenter.
In the project participates scientists from the Danish Spacecenter (Rene Forsberg)
and from AUT (D.Arabelos).
Eva Howe finished her PhD in September, 2005, and was then
employed as a post-doc for 5 months, finishing January 2006.
The main activity in the project is the analysis of CHAMP data, which have been
obtained following the acceptence of an AO
proposal in 2001. and the preparation of the level 2 data-processing
A number of dedicated programs have been developed for the
analysis of the CHAMP data:
stat2pot.f for the conversion of
the state-vector to height anomalies at satellite altitude.
readacc.f for the reading of the CHAMP
correl.f for the calculation of biases,
scale-factors and tilts of the accelerometer data.
ftrans.f for the fourier-analysis and
low-pass filtering of the residual data (output from correl.f).
Up to Sept. 1 1 month of CHAMP data has been processed, i.e. corrected
for friction, sun, moon etc. This is data presented as height anomalies
at satellite altitude.
The data was converted to anomalous potential values, and the contribution
of EGM96 to degree 24 was subtracted. The gravity disturbance was calculated
and the data were up-ward continued to a common altitude of 440 km.
The data were gridded using geogrid to grids of 1.5 and 1.0 degr.
This was used as input to the program
sphgrid , and used for the computation
of spherical harmonic coefficients. Results are available from
The first results were presented
at a meeting of the Danish Students in Geophysics, Nov., 1, 2002.
The poster includes an
plot of the differences in terms of geoid heights
downward continued to sea-level between our solution and EGM96. The
standard deviation of the differences is 0.8 m, corresponding very well
to the differences of 0,08 m seen at satellite height.
In total 3 solutions were made, using griddings witj 0.75 deg., 1.0 deg and
1.5 deg. spacing.The smoothing done by LSC influences the degree-variances,
see the image of the degree-variances.
The deffifferences per degree in terms of gravity anomalies is
The work is done withing the framework of the EGG-C.
The GOCE test data set produced by IAG SC7 has been analyzed.
An agreement was found at the 0.001 EU level. A test conducted in a 2 deg x
2 deg. area at the Equator showed that it is possible to predict
Tzz without loss of precision from data in the satellite frame.
Use of correlated noise improved the results slightly.
However, when a more realistic noise with standard deviation of
55 mEU was used, the results became much worse, see
Draft paper on gridding using GEOCOL,
of 24 jan. 2003 and a final paper
published in the proceedings IAG Sapporo, 2003
Some key GOCE products are mean values of free-air gravity and of
height anomalies (geoid heights). A paper has been written: Proposal for the precise definition of mean values
of gravity field quantities, Jan 2003 .
One of the problems with gravity data analysis is the aliasing.
This has been investigated using Fast Spherical Collocation, in a report
"A fast study of the aliasing of spherical harmonic
A study of the aliasing of spherical harmonic coefficients.
Festschrift zum 70. Geburtstag Helmut Moritz, pp. 201-205, Graz, 2003.
A more specific study
of the aliasing of the coefficients using GOCE Tzz data
is in progress.
A detailled plan
for the collaboration with D.Arabelos has been made. Revised detailled
instructions are available.
A joint paper was presented at IUGG/IAG, 2003.
revised version, Dec., 2003
The implementation of the FSC method has been completed, see the FORTRAN
program sphgric.f and a number of tests have been
(1) "horizontal" derivatives , and using
(2) mixed radial and horizontal derivatives
The results were merged into one paper presented at the 2. GOCE Users Workshop, 2004.
Tscherning, C.C.: Simulation results from combination of
GOCE SGG and SST data.
2. Int. GOCE user Workshop, ESRIN, March, 2004.
Furthermore a study was completed using T and Trr data,
Migliaccio, F., M. Regguzzoni, F. Sanso and C.C.Tscherning: An enhanced
space-wise simulation for GOCE data reduction. Paper prepared for
2. Int. GOCE user Workshop, ESRIN, March, 2004
In April 2004, the implementation of the calculation of error
covariances in sphgric.f was completed, see