The European Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer Satellite Mission Its Impact on Geophysics

@article{Johannessen2003TheEG,
  title={The European Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer Satellite Mission Its Impact on Geophysics},
  author={Johnny A. Johannessen and Georges Balmino and Christian Le Provost and Reiner Rummel and Roberto Sabadini and Hans S{\"u}nkel and Carl Christian Tscherning and Pieter N.A.M. Visser and Philip L. Woodworth and Chris W. Hughes and Pascal Legrand and Nico Sneeuw and F{\'e}lix Perosanz and Miguel Aguirre-Martinez and Helge Rebhan and Mark R. Drinkwater},
  journal={Surveys in Geophysics},
  year={2003},
  volume={24},
  pages={339-386}
}
Current knowledge of the Earth's gravity field and its geoid, as derived from various observing techniques and sources, is incomplete. Within a reasonable time, substantial improvement will come by exploiting new approaches based on spaceborne gravity observation. Among these, the European Space Agency (ESA) Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) satellite mission concept has been conceived and designed taking into account multi-disciplinary research objectives in… 

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