These dealiasing products contain the time-variable 3D gravitational potential of the atmosphere and ocean masses. A mean value of the original grids based on 10 years of data (2001-2010) has been subtracted from the time series, therefore these products represent only the time-variable part of the atmosphere and ocean masses attraction.

They were computed from:

  • The ERA-interim reanalysis of ECMWF (60 model levels, every 3 hours ) for the atmospheric part;
  • The TUGO barotropic model (Florent Lyard, LEGOS/CNRS) for the oceanic response to the ERA-interim pressure and wind forcing (every 3 hours).

The computation was performed by Pascal Gégout (GET/CNRS), integrating the gravitational potential at each model level in order to obtain the total gravitational effect outside the atmospheric masses; this is why it is called a « 3D » gravitational potential.

The solid Earth response to this time-variable atmosphere & ocean potential has been taken into account through the use of the kp Love numbers (Gégout P., article in preparation).

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