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NGS Gravity Station Data for the U.S.

The gravity station data (1,633,499 records) were gathered by various governmental organizations (and academia) using a variety of methods. This data base was received in March 1999. Principal gravity parameters include Free-air Anomalies and Simple Bouguer Anomalies (with terrain correction applied only in areas where substantial variations in local topography exist). The gravity station data has been adjusted to the International Gravity Standardization Net 1971 (IGSN 71) and the gravity anomaly computation uses the Geodetic Reference System 1967 (GRS 67) theoretical gravity formula. The data are randomly distributed within the boundaries of the U.S., Alaska and Hawaii.

Use Constraints: If you use this data, please cite the National Geophysical Data Center and the originator of the data.

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    Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC - National Geophysical Data Center
    Point of Contact Susan McLean
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    (303) 497-6478
    Susan.McLean@noaa.gov
    Documentation links not available.
    Originator
    • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC - National Geophysical Data Center
    Publisher
    • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC - National Geophysical Data Center
    Date(s)
    • publication: 1999-01-01
    Edition: 1999 Edition
    Dataset Progress Status Complete
    Data Update Frequency: Irregular
    Purpose: To provide easy access to global and regional gravity data and related models for scientific studies.
    Use Limitations
    • While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
    Time Period:  to 
    Spatial Reference System: urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::5715
    Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
    N: 79.99166
    S: 20.00000
    E: -60.18833
    W: -179.99882
    Spatial Coverage Map:
    Themes
    • EARTH SCIENCE>SOLID EARTH>Geodetics/Gravity>Control Surveys
    • EARTH SCIENCE>SOLID EARTH>Geodetics/Gravity>Gravitational Field
    • EARTH SCIENCE>SOLID EARTH>Geodetics/Gravity>Gravity
    • EARTH SCIENCE>SOLID EARTH>Geodetics/Gravity>Reference Systems
    • EARTH SCIENCE>SOLID EARTH>Geodetics/Gravity>Satellite Orbits
    • Absolute Gravity
    • Bouguer Gravity
    • Free Air Anomaly
    • Gridded Gravity
    • Land Gravity
    • Observed Gravity
    • WDC/SEG, BOULDER>World Data Center for Solid Earth Geophysics, Boulder
    • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    Places
    • Continent>North America>United States of America
    Use Constraints
    • Use Constraints: If you use this data, please cite the National Geophysical Data Center and the originator of the data.
    Access Constraints
    • Access Constraints: None
    Fees
    • Depends on the data set
    Source Datasets
    • NGS Gravity Station Data for the U.S.
      • Description of Source: Source Contribution: Gravity survey data Source Type: varies
      • Temporal extent used:   to 
    Lineage Statement Lineage statement not available.
    Processing Steps
    • All data was processed by the source before being forwarded to the National Geophysical Data Center

    Metadata Last Modified: 2014-11-20

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