GRACE Follow-On mock data challenge project
19/09/2016 | 17:00 | Session 1: Current and future satellite gravity missions
Author(s): Neda Darbeheshti, Vitali Mueller, Henry Wegener, Jakob Flury and Majid Naeimi
Neda Darbeheshti, Vitali Mueller, Henry Wegener, Jakob Flury and Majid Naeimi
The GRACE Follow-On satellites equipped with a laser ranging instrument (LRI) will improve the spatial and temporal resolution of Earth's gravity field measurements. Analyzing the complex data set from this mission is a significant challenge that will require a new generation of data analysis algorithms and capabilities. GRACE Follow-On mock data challenge is releasing a number of simulated data sets to help research centers around the world develop and test their new tools. The data challenges range from simple gravity field recovery to more advanced forms involving the LRI noise models. We explain the highlights and objectives of the challenges, give details about the simulation strategies and data exchange for the participants.