The Swarm satellite mission provides important information regarding the temporal changes of Earth’s gravity field. Several European institutes routinely process Swarm GPS data to produce kinematic orbits, which forms the basis for the estimation of monthly gravity fields. Each institute follows a different gravity field estimation approach and all together they provide complementary advantages. As a result, the combined gravity field model is superior to any individual contribution, improving the accuracy of the measurement of mass transport processes. These models are an integral part of the European Gravity Service for Improved Emergency Management project (http://egsiem.eu), thus providing independent input, in additional to dedicated geodetic data. We illustrate the agreement of the Swarm models with the much more accurate GRACE solutions, at 1666km wavelength and over most of the Swarm mission lifetime. We additionally highlight large surface mass transport processes represented by the Swarm GPS data.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Event||4th Swarm Science Meeting & Geodetic Missions Workshop - Banff, Canada|
Duration: 20 Mar 2017 → 24 Mar 2017
Conference number: 4
|Conference||4th Swarm Science Meeting & Geodetic Missions Workshop|
|Period||20/03/17 → 24/03/17|