1st Joint Commission 2 and IGFS Meeting
International Symposium on
Gravity, Geoid and Height Systems 2016

September 19-23, 2016
Thessaloniki, Greece

The 1 arc-min resolution Earth2014 global topography model

19/09/2016 | 17:15 | Session 2: Global gravity field modelling


Christian Hirt and Moritz Rexer


Earth2014 is a new suite of 1 arc-min resolution grids of Earth's relief in different representations (topography, bedrock, ice) constructed from recent data sets. The Earth2014 model suite provides 1.) elevation grids, 2.) shape grids (geocentric radii of surface relief) and 3.) ultra-high degree spherical harmonic coefficients to degree 10,800. Earth2014, developed at Curtin University and TU Munich, has been released in April 2015 via ddfe.curtin.edu.au/models/Earth2014/.

This contribution describes the development of Earth2014, presents characteristics of grids & degree variance spectra and gives examples for possible applications in global gravity modelling, e.g., high-resolution computation of the topographic potential and its derivatives with forward modelling techniques.

A full account of Earth2014 is available in the publication: Hirt & Rexer (2015) Earth2014: 1 arc-min shape, topography, bedrock and ice-sheet models - available as gridded data and degree-10,800 spherical harmonics, International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 39, 103-112, doi:10. 10.1016/j.jag.2015.03.001.

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