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Software Analysis of New Space Gravity Data for Geophysics and Climate Research

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dc.contributor.advisor Ivins, Erik R. en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Fielding, Eric J. en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Earth Resources and Remote Sensing en_US Deese, Rupert 2013-07-09T15:20:28Z 2013-07-09T15:20:28Z 2012-08
dc.identifier.citation JPL Student Internship Program, Pasadena, California, August 2012. en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 12-5346
dc.description.abstract Both the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) and Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) satellites are returning rich data for the study of the solid earth, the oceans, and the climate. Current software analysis tools do not provide researchers with the ease and flexibility required to make full use of this data. We evaluate the capabilities and shortcomings of existing software tools including Mathematica, the GOCE User Toolbox, the ICGEM’s (International Center for Global Earth Models) web server, and Tesseroids. Using existing tools as necessary, we design and implement software with the capability to produce gridded data and publicationquality renderings from raw gravity data. The straightforward software interface marks an improvement over previously existing tools and makes new space gravity data more useful to researchers. Using the software we calculate Bouguer anomalies of the gravity tensor’s vertical component in the Gulf of Mexico, Antarctica, and the 2010 Maule earthquake region. These maps identify promising areas of future research. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2012. en_US
dc.subject gravity mission data en_US
dc.subject gravity gradiometry en_US
dc.subject crustal structure en_US
dc.subject Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) en_US
dc.title Software Analysis of New Space Gravity Data for Geophysics and Climate Research en_US
dc.type Student Report en_US

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