Olsen, Nils1; Friis-Christensen, Eigil4; Floberghagen, R.5; Alken, P.6; Beggan, C. D.15; Chulliat, A.8; Doornbos, E.16; Teixeira da Encarnacao, J.16; Hamilton, B.15; Hulot, G.8; van den IJssel, J.16; Kuvshinov, A.17; Lesur, V.11; Lühr, H.11; Macmillan, S.15; Maus, S.6; Noja, M.11; Olsen, Poul Erik Holmdahl1; Park, J.11; Plank, G.12; Püthe, C.17; Rauberg, J.11; Ritter, P.11; Rother, M.11; Sabaka, T. J.13; Schachtschneider, R.11; Sirol, O.8; Stolle, Claudia1; Thebault, E.8; Thomson, A. W. P.15; Tøffner-Clausen, Lars1; Velimsky, J.18; Vigneron, P.8; Visser, P. N.16
1 National Space Institute, Technical University of Denmark2 Geomagnetism, National Space Institute, Technical University of Denmark3 IT-Department, National Space Institute, Technical University of Denmark4 IT Service, Administration, Technical University of Denmark5 Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes6 National Geophysical Data Center7 British Geological Survey8 University Paris Diderot - Paris 79 Delft University of Technology10 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology11 Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam12 European Space Research and Technology Center13 Planetary Geodynamics Laboratory14 Charles University15 British Geological Survey16 Delft University of Technology17 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology18 Charles University
Swarm, a three-satellite constellation to study the dynamics of the Earth's magnetic field and its interactions with the Earth system, is expected to be launched in late 2013. The objective of the Swarm mission is to provide the best ever survey of the geomagnetic field and its temporal evolution, in order to gain new insights into the Earth system by improving our understanding of the Earth's interior and environment. In order to derive advanced models of the geomagnetic field (and other higher-level data products) it is necessary to take explicit advantage of the constellation aspect of Swarm. The Swarm SCARF (Satellite Constellation Application and Research Facility) has been established with the goal of deriving Level-2 products by combination of data from the three satellites, and of the various instruments. The present paper describes the Swarm input data products (Level-1b and auxiliary data) used by SCARF, the various processing chains of SCARF, and the Level-2 output data products determined by SCARF.
Earth, Planets and Space, 2013, Vol 64, Issue 11, p. 1189-1200