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The Canadian Gravity Geoid

A detailed gravimetric geoid has been computed on a 10' by 10' grid for Canada by the University of New Brunswick. This data base was received in April 1989. Principal gravity parameters include latitude, east longitude, and total geoidial height above GRS'80 reference ellipsoid. The gravity data used for the spheroidal Stokes's integration consisted of point gravity anomalies for the innermost zone, of 5'x5' mean gravity anomalies for the inner zone, and 1x1 degree mean gravity anomalies for the outer zone. The gravity values are based on the International Gravity Standardization Net 1971 (IGSN71) and the reference ellipsoid 1980 (GRS80). For detailed documentation see Technical Report No. 129.
Use Constraints: If you use this data, please cite the National Geophysical Data Center and the originator of the data.
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Distribution Formats
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Distributor User Services
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
303-497-6826
ngdc.info@noaa.gov
Dataset Point of Contact Susan McLean
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
(303) 497-6478
Susan.McLean@noaa.gov
Time Period: to
Spatial Reference System: urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::5715
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 72
S: 42
E: -42
W: -142
Documentation links not available.
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.
Dataset Citation Use Constraints: If you use this data, please cite the National Geophysical Data Center and the originator of the data.
Originator(s)
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Publisher(s)
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • 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
Uncontrolled Keywords
  • Absolute Gravity
  • Bouguer Gravity
  • Free Air Anomaly
  • Gridded Gravity
  • Land Gravity
  • Observed Gravity
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Continent>North America>Canada
Project keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • ICSU-WDS > International Council for Science - World Data System
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
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
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Processor
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Processing Steps
  • All data were processed by the source before being forwarded to the National Geophysical Data Center
Source Datasets
  • The Canadian Gravity Geoid
    • Description of Source: Source Contribution: Gravity survey data Source Type: varies
    • Temporal extent used: to
Last Modified: 2015-09-01
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