G009:
GRACE, GRACE Follow-On, and Beyond





Session ID#: 26258

Session Description:
The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) mission has provided a 15-year data record of temporal variations in the Earth’s gravity field that has become indispensable for climate-related studies.  The first continuity mission, GRACE-Follow On (GRACE-FO) is planned for launch in late 2016/early 2017.  Further, various community initiatives have explored potential mission concepts for a future satellite gravimetry mission with a focus towards improving the spatio-temporal resolution and accuracy of measuring Earth’s gravity field.  This session solicits contributions about 1) data processing strategies pertaining to current and future missions, 2) mission concepts and measurement systems for future satellite gravimetry missions, including innovative strategies for utilizing the increased precision offered by the laser interferometer on GRACE-FO, and 3) studies concerning complementary data types (GNSS observations, satellite altimetry, etc.) that are used in validation of, combination with, or replacement of (i.e. gap-filling between GRACE and GRACE-FO) satellite gravimetry observations from GRACE/GRACE-FO.
Primary Convener:  David N Wiese, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Convener:  Srinivas V Bettadpur, University of Texas at Austin, Center for Space Research, Austin, TX, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • C - Cryosphere
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • H - Hydrology
  • OS - Ocean Sciences
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Damien Boulanger1, Bruno Christophe1, Bernard Foulon1, Vincent Lebat1, Françoise Liorzou1 and Phuong-Anh Huynh2, (1)ONERA, the French Aerospace Lab, Châtillon, France, (2)ONERA Châtillon, Châtillon Cedex, France
Zhao Chunmei, Chinese Academy of Surveying and Mapping, Beijing, China and Xiaoya WANG, Shanghai Astronomical Observatory,CAS, Shanghai, China
Frank Michael Flechtner1, Christoph Dahle1, Hans Neumayer1, Grzegorz Michalak1, Michael Murböck1, Elisa Fagiolini1, Christian Gruber1, Rolf König1, Oleg Abrikosov1, Henryk Dobslaw1, Volker Klemann1, Andreas Guntner1, Andreas Groh2, Martin Horwath2, Ingo Sasgen3, Sven Reißland1, Liangjing Zhang1 and Maik Thomas1, (1)Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany, (2)Dresden University of Technology, Dresden, Germany, (3)Alfred-Wegener-Institute Bremerhaven, Bremerhaven, Germany
Markus Hauk, Roland Pail, Thomas Gruber and Anna Purkhauser, Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany
Thomas Gruber, Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany and e.motion Team
Byron D Tapley, Univ Texas Austin, Austin, TX, United States, Frank Michael Flechtner, GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany, Michael M Watkins, Jet Propulsion Lab, Pasadena, CA, United States, Srinivas V Bettadpur, Center for Space Research, Austin, TX, United States and Processing and archiving of the science data.
David N Wiese, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States and Christopher M McCullough, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Austin, TX, United States
Bernard Foulon1, Quentin Baghi2, Isabelle Panet3, Manuel Rodrigues1, Gilles Metris2 and Pierre Touboul4, (1)ONERA French Aerospace Lab, Palaiseau Cedex, France, (2)Observatory Cote D'Azur, Nice Cedex 04, France, (3)IGN Institut National de l'Information Géographique et Forestière, Paris Cedex 13, France, (4)ONERA, Chatillon, France
Henry Wegener1, Vitali Mueller2, Neda Darbeheshti1, Majid Naeimi3 and Gerhard Heinzel1, (1)Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute), Hannover, Germany, (2)Valbonne, France, (3)Institute of Geodesy, Hannover, Germany
Shin-Chan Han, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia, Natthachet Tangdamrongsub, School of Engineering, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia and S. Mahdiyeh Razeghi, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia
Michael J Croteau1, Bryant D Loomis2 and R Steven Nerem1, (1)University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Bryant D Loomis, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States and Scott B Luthcke, Goddard Space Flight Center, Severna Park, MD, United States
Himanshu Save, Center for Space Research, Austin, TX, United States and the CSR Level-2 Team
Thomas Yunck1, Alex Saltman1, Srinivas V Bettadpur2, R Steven Nerem3 and John Abel4, (1)GeoOptics Inc., Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)Center for Space Research, Austin, TX, United States, (3)Univ of CO-Aerospace Egrg Sci, Boulder, CO, United States, (4)Tyvak Nanosatellite Systems, Irvine, CA, United States
Paul Tregoning1, Anthony Patrick Purcell2, Sebastien Allgeyer1, Herbert McQueen3 and Simon McClusky4, (1)Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia, (2)Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, (3)ANU, Canberra, ACT, Australia, (4)ANU, Canberra, Australia
Carlos Marc Alberto Deccia, University of Colorado at Boulder, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States, R Steven Nerem, Univ of CO-Aerospace Egrg Sci, Boulder, CO, United States and Thomas Yunck, GeoOptics Inc., Pasadena, CA, United States
Christopher M McCullough1, Dah-Ning Yuan1, David N Wiese1, Nate Harvey1, Carly Sakumura1, Tamara Bandikova2, Carmen Boening3 and Gerhard L H Kruizinga1, (1)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)JPL/NASA/Caltech, Pasadena, CA, United States, (3)Jet Propulsion Lab, Pasadena, CA, United States
Florent Deleflie1, Muhammad Ali Sammuneh2, David Coulot3,4, Arnaud Pollet5, Richard Biancale6 and Jean-charles Marty6, (1)Paris Observatory, Paris, France, (2)Stanford, CA, United States, (3)IMCCE, Observatoire de Paris, PSL Research University, CNRS, Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ. Paris 06, LNE, Paris, France, (4)LASTIG LAREG, IGN, ENSG, Univ Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité, F-75013 Paris, France, (5)IGN Institut National de l'Information Géographique et Forestière, Paris Cedex 13, France, (6)GET-CNES, OMP, Toulouse, France
Balaji Devaraju, Matthias Weigelt and Juergen Mueller, Leibniz University of Hannover, Institute of Geodesy, Hannover, Germany
Michael M Watkins, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Tamara Bandikova, JPL/NASA/Caltech, Pasadena, CA, United States, Christopher M McCullough, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States and Gerhard L H Kruizinga, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Nlingilili Habana and Christopher Jekeli, Ohio State University Main Campus, School of Earth Sciences, Geodetic Division, Columbus, OH, United States
Maxon Vaughn Widner IV1, Srinivas V Bettadpur2, Furun Wang2 and Thomas P Yunck3, (1)University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States, (2)Center for Space Research, Austin, TX, United States, (3)GeoOptics Inc. Pasadena, Pasadena, CA, United States
Joao Encarnacao, University of Texas at Austin, Center for Space Research, Austin, TX, United States, Himanshu Save, Center for Space Research, Austin, TX, United States, Christian Siemes, European Space Research and Technology Centre, Noordwijk, Netherlands, Eelco Doornbos, Delft University of Technology, Aerospace Engineering, Delft, 5612, Netherlands and Byron D Tapley, Univ Texas Austin, Austin, TX, United States
Eugene Fahnestock, Dah-Ning Yuan, David N Wiese, Christopher M McCullough, Nate Harvey, Carly Sakumura, Meegyeong Paik, William I Bertiger, Hui-Ying Wen and Gerhard L H Kruizinga, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Carly Sakumura1, Nate Harvey1, Christopher M McCullough1, Tamara Bandikova2 and Gerhard L H Kruizinga1, (1)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)JPL/NASA/Caltech, Pasadena, CA, United States
Xuan Cheng1, Valere Lambert2, Sagar Masuti1, Rongjiang Wang3, Sylvain Barbot4, James G Moore5, Qiang Qiu6, Hang Yu7, Songwei Wu7, Justin Dauwels7, Priyamvada Nanjundiah8, Paramesh Bannerjee8 and Dongju Peng9, (1)Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore, (2)California Institute of Technology, Seismological Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (3)GFZ Potsdam, Helmholtzstrasse 7, Germany, (4)Earth Observatory of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore, (5)USGS, Menlo Park, CA, United States, (6)University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom, (7)Nanyang Technological University, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Singapore, Singapore, (8)Earth Observatory of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore, (9)Falls Church, VA, United States
Yara Mohajerani1, Isabella Velicogna2, Tyler C Sutterley3 and Eric J Rignot2, (1)University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States, (2)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (3)Universities Space Research Association, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States

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