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Mexico Terrain Corrected Free Air Anomalies (97)

This 2' gravity anomaly grid for Mexico, North-Central America and the Western Caribbean Sea is NOT the input data set used in the development of the MEXICO97 model. This gravity grid represents one million gravity measurements held in the NGS gravity database as of March 1997. The data used in this grid have NOT been augmented by gravity data contributions from NGA (former National Imagery and Mapping Agency), but have been augmented by 2'x2' satellite-altimeter-derived gravity anomalies computed by Sandwell and Smith (1997). Please note that the MEXICO97 geoid model does contain the NGA (former National Imagery and Mapping Agency) contributions. Large data gaps south of 20 degrees North latitude were filled with15'x15' gravity values derived from the EGM96 global geopotential model. The gravity values are based on the International Gravity Standardization Net 1971 (IGSN71). The geoid heights are referred to the Geodetic Reference System 1980 (GRS80) ellipsoid, centered at the origin of the International Terrestrial Reference Frame 1994 (ITRF94(1996.0)). Additional information is available at:http://www.ngs.noaa.gov
Use Constraints: If you use this data, please cite the National Geophysical Data Center and the originator of the data.
Distribution Formats
  • Binary
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
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.
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
Time Period: unknown to unknown
Spatial Reference System: urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::5715
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 35
S: 12
E: -73
W: -121
Spatial Coverage Map:
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
  • Ocean>Atlantic Ocean>North Atlantic Ocean>Caribbean Sea
  • Continent>North America>Mexico
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
  • Depends on the data set
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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
  • Mexico Terrain Corrected Free Air Anomalies (97)
    • Description of Source: Source Contribution: Gravity survey data Source Type: varies
    • Temporal extent used: to
Last Modified: 2015-09-01
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