Dataset: Norwegian Validation and Exploitation of GOCE Gravity Data, 2012

Abstract

The Nordic countries constitute a key study region for research in Earth system sciences, especially oceanography and solid earth physics. The climate in the Nordic area is strongly affected by ocean currents in the North Atlantic. A detailed description of the currents is a key to a better understanding of regional and interrelated global climate mechanisms. A crucial quantity for respective investigations is detailed knowledge of the marine geoid, the horizontal surface at mean sea level, from which the time averaged ocean surface deviates due to steady-state ocean
circulation. On March 17th 2009, the European Space Agency (ESA) launched its first Earth Explorer Core Mission, the highly sophisticated dedicated gravity satellite GOCE. The mission will deliver homogeneous information on the static geoid with unprecedented accuracy and spatial resolution.

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Variable Groups

Full Title

Norwegian Validation and Exploitation of GOCE Gravity Data, 2012

Identification Number

NSD2021

Authoring Entity

Name Affiliation
Pettersen, Bjørn Ragnvald Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology, Norwegian University of Life Science

Producer

Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
Pettersen, Bjørn Ragnvald Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology, Norwegian University of Life Science NMBU Project manager

Copyright

Copyright (C) 2012 Bjørn Ragnvald Pettersen, NMBU

Funding Agency/Sponsor

Name Abbreviation Role Grant
The Research Council of Norway RCN 197635

Data Distributor

Name Affiliation Abbreviation
NSD – Norwegian Centre for Research Data NSD

Version

Date: 2015-01-07

Notes

Original data from Bjørn Ragnvald Pettersen, Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology, Norwegian University of Life Science are documented and prepared, first NSD-version.

Bibliographic Citation

"Norwegian Validation and Exploitation of GOCE Gravity Data, 2012". Data collected by Bjørn Ragnvald Pettersen, Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology, Norwegian University of Life Science. First NSD edition, Bergen 2015.

List of Keywords

Topic Classification

Science and technology

Time Period Covered

Start End Cycle
2010-07-01 2012-12-31

Date of Collection

Start End Cycle
2010-07-01 2012-12-31

Country

Norway  (NO)

Geographic Coverage

Country

Unit of Analysis

Other

Kind of Data

Experimental data

Time Method

Cross-sectional survey

Data Collector

Pettersen, Bjørn Ragnvald, Project manager  (NMBU)

Sampling Procedure

Gravitation data from the GOCE satelitte.

Mode of Data Collection

Other

Location

Availability Status

NSD can in agreement with the Principal Investigator make data from "Norwegian Validation and Exploitation of GOCE Gravity Data, 2012" available when ordered.

Restrictions

NSD can in agreement with the Principal Investigator make data from "Norwegian Validation and Exploitation of GOCE Gravity Data, 2012" available when ordered.

Citation Requirement

Users are obliged to refer to producer and distributor of the data by writing the following in forewords or footnotes in eventual publications:
"(Some of) the data applied in the analysis in this publication are based on "Norwegian Validation and Exploitation of GOCE Gravity Data, 2012". The survey was financed by The Reasearch Council of Norway. The data are provided by Bjørn Ragnvald Pettersen, NMBU and prepared and made available by NSD - Norwegian Centre for Research Data. Neither Bjørn Ragnvald Pettersen, NMBU, The Research Council of Norway nor NSD are responsible for the analysis/interpretation of the data presented here.

Deposit Requirement

Access to data is given on the condition that NSD gets a PDF-file of eventual reports that are written on the basis of the data. This to ensure best possible information of the use of data we distribute.

Conditions

Application for access to the data has to include name, institutional affiliation, project title, information about sources of financing and postal address. A declaration of secrecy has to be signed before delivery of data.

Disclaimer

Neither Bjørn Ragnvald Pettersen, NMBU, The Research Council of Norway nor NSD are responsible for the analysis/interpretation of the data presented here.

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