Articles | Volume 9, issue 2
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 833–848, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-833-2017
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 833–848, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-833-2017
Review article
17 Nov 2017
Review article | 17 Nov 2017

Instrument data simulations for GRACE Follow-on: observation and noise models

Neda Darbeheshti et al.

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The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) mission has yielded data on the Earth's gravity field to monitor temporal changes for more than 15 years. GRACE Follow-on will be the first satellite mission to use inter-satellite laser interferometry in space to measure the distance variations between two satellites caused by the Earth's global gravitational field. This paper describes the scientific basis and technical approaches used to simulate the GRACE Follow-on instrument data.