Data for download
Here, we provide various data sets from the GOCE mission (ESA) based on L2 TRF data. Please note:
GOCE Level 2 Product Data Handbook (GOMAHPFGS0110, 2014)  describes the input data used here.
Most of the data below is reduced for GRS80 up to degree 10 to get anomalous gradients. To get back a full gravitational signal from GOCE, use GRS80 grids provided below.
Data are provided in the Matlab binary format. Data in ASCII on request (sebera[AT]asu.cas.cz)
When using these data sets, please refer to:
"Sebera, J., Šprlák, M., Novák, P., Bezděk, A., & Vaĺko, M. (2014). Iterative Spherical Downward Continuation Applied to Magnetic and Gravitational Data from Satellite. Surveys in Geophysics, 118" (here)
Before global use, see also GOCE Level 2 Product Data Handbook (p.49):
"The EGG_TRF_2_ gravity gradients should be used for local applications. Because of the use of (external) gravity field models to compute the long wavelength part of these gravity gradients, they should not be used for global gravity field analysis. Or at least the results from such an analysis should be interpreted with care."
This applies also to our grids as they are based on EGG_TRF_2 data!
GOCEonly gravitational gradients grids
Input: all GOCE L2 TRF data from November 2009 to October 2013
Resolution: 10 arcmin
Grid dimension: 997 x 2160 points
Grid area: [+83,83] in geocentric latitude, [180,1801/6] in longitude
Reference radius: 6,621,830 m
Outliers: flagged data removed before interpolation on the MOS
GOCEonly gravitational gradients grids at satellite altitude

T_{xx} 
T_{xy} 
T_{xz} 
T_{yy} 
T_{yz} 
T_{zz} 
with noise 
X 
X 
X 
X 
X 
X 
noisefree 
X 
X 
X 
X 
X 
X 
GOCEonly gravitational gradients grids at nearground altitude
Reference radius: 6,387,830 m (= 6,621,830  234,000)
FYI: These data sets are rather experimental  they contain edge effects (from a polar gap) at a few first northernmost and southernmost parallels!

T_{xx} 
T_{xy} 
T_{xz} 
T_{yy} 
T_{yz} 
T_{zz} 
noisefree 
X 
X 
X 
X 
X 
X 
Gravitational gradients grids from geopotential models
Input: TIMr5, DIRr5, EGM2008, GRS80
Signal: anomalous (= full grav. signal reduced for even zonals of GRS80 up to degree 10)
Resolution: 10 arcmin
Grid dimension: the same as above
Grid area: the same as above
Reference radius: 6,621,830 m
Maximum degree: TIMr5(220,280), DIRr5(220,280,300), EGM2008(220,280,300), GRS80(10)
Ordering: load the variable T_{ij}(1:997,1:2160,k) where k=1,2,3,4,5,6 stand for xx,xy,xz,yy,yz,zz

220 
280 
300 
10 
TIMr5 
X 
X 
 
 
DIRr5 
X 
X 
X 
 
EGM2008
 X 
X 
X 
 
GRS80 
 
 
 
X 
GGs along the orbit with a constant altitude (MOS)
GOCEonly GGs: HERE (columns: xx yy zz xy xz yz) in [1/s^{2}]
Flags: HERE (columns: xx yy zz xy xz yz)
Position data: HERE (columns: tGPS radius latitude longitude) in [s m deg deg]
GRS80 GGs up to 10: HERE (columns: xx yy zz xy xz yz) in [1/s^{2}]
Altitude : 6,621,830 m
