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DNAG Gravity Data

The Decade of North American Geology (DNAG) gravity grid values, spaced at 6 km, were used to produce the Gravity Anomaly Map of North America (1987; scale 1:5,000,000). Considerable caution should be exercised when using these gridded data in regions of sparse coverage (for example, deep oceanic areas). The spatial distribution of the original data from which the grid was generated is shown on sheet 5 of the published map. Note: There are no gridded data values for Mexico.

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
    Supplemental Information: Note that this Spherical Transverse Mercator projection is a unique projection used for the DNAG map series. In addition to giving the Bounding Coordinates in latitude and longitude, the limits of coverage for the gridded and projected data sets are also given in units of measure of the projection. This is usually the distance from a central meridian (the x-coordinate), or base latitude (the y-coordinate), in meters or kilometers of the given projection. For this data set those boundaries are: The Western-most boundary: -4480 kilometersThe Eastern-most boundary: 4500 kilometersThe Northern-most boundary: 9280 kilometersThe Southern-most boundary: 700 kilometers
    Purpose: To provide easy access to global and regional gravity data and related models for scientific studies.
    Time Period:  to 
    Spatial Reference System:
    Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
    N: 81.16667
    S: 5.16667
    E: -10.75
    W: 170.00000
    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
    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
    • DNAG Gravity Data
      • Description of Source: Source Contribution: Gridded gravity data Source Type: varies
      • Temporal extent used:   to 
    Lineage Statement Lineage statement not available.
    Processing Steps
    • All data were processed by the source before being forwarded to the National Geophysical Data Center

    Metadata Last Modified: 2012-10-26

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