Articles | Volume 11, issue 2
Data description paper
09 May 2019
Data description paper |  | 09 May 2019

Sea-level fingerprints emergent from GRACE mission data

Surendra Adhikari, Erik R. Ivins, Thomas Frederikse, Felix W. Landerer, and Lambert Caron

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Cited articles

Adhikari, S. and Ivins, E. R.: Climate-driven polar motion: 2003–2015, Sci. Adv., 2, e1501693,, 2016. a, b, c
Adhikari, S., Ivins, E. R., and Larour, E.: ISSM-SESAW v1.0: mesh-based computation of gravitationally consistent sea-level and geodetic signatures caused by cryosphere and climate driven mass change, Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 1087–1109,, 2016. a, b, c, d
Adhikari, S., Ivins, E. R., Frederikse, T., Landerer, F. W., and Caron, L.: Changes in relative sea-level, geoid height, and bedrock displacement derived from the Release-06 GRACE Level-2 monthly Stokes coefficients, Harvard Dataverse, V2,, 2019. a, b
Bettadpur, S.: Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Level – 2 Gravity Field Product User Handbook, GRACE 327-734 (CSR-G-03-01) (Rev 4.0, 25 April 2018), available at: (last access: 7 May 2019), 2018. a, b, c
Bilbao, R. A., Gregory, J. M., and Bouttes, N.: Analysis of the regional pattern of sea level change due to ocean dynamics and density change for 1993–2099 in observations and CMIP5 AOGCMs, Clim. Dynam., 45, 2647–2666,, 2015. a
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We compute monthly solutions of changes in relative sea level, geoid height, and vertical bedrock displacement and uncertainties therein for the period April 2002–August 2016. These are based on the Release-06 GRACE Level-2 Stokes coefficients distributed by three premier data processing centers: CSR, GFZ, and JPL. Solutions are provided with and without Earth's rotational feedback included and in both the center-of-mass and center-of-figure reference frames.
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