EGU2020-4530
https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-4530
EGU General Assembly 2020
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Validation of Earth rotation time series by comparison of their sub-daily to sub-monthly excitation signal with simulated geophysical fluid model excitations

Robert Dill1, Henryk Dobslaw1, Maik Thomas1, Hellmers Hendrik2, Thaller Daniela2, Bloßfeld Mathis3, Kehm Alexander3, and Seitz Florian3
Robert Dill et al.
  • 1GFZ, Helmholtz Centre Potsdam, 1.3 Earth System Modelling, Potsdam, Germany (dill@gfz-potsdam.de)
  • 2BKG, Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy, Frankfurt, Germany
  • 3DGFI-TUM, German Geodetic Research Institute, Technical University Munich, Germany

Time-variations in the orientation of the solid Earth are largely governed by the exchange of angular momentum with the surface geophysical fluids of atmosphere, oceans, and the land surface. Modelled fields of atmospheric winds, atmospheric surface pressure, ocean currents, ocean bottom pressure, and terrestrial water storage allow calculating effective angular momentum (EAM) functions that can be compared to geodetic angular momentum functions (GAM) derived from observed Earth Orientation Parameters (EOP) via the Liouville equation. Especially in the high-frequency range, currently available global geophysical fluid models provide highly reliable information about angular momentum transfers that determine the orientation changes of the Earth.

In this contribution, we investigate the extent to which the modelled Earth rotation angular momentum functions processed at GFZ can be used to evaluate time series of EOP processed from different geodetic space techniques at periods between 2 and 60 days. We therefore compare the time series from various sources that are based on individual techniques (e.g., VLBI[TD1], GNSS, SLR, and DORIS) only, and also combined solutions that are processed at different institutions (e.g., JPL, GFZ, BKG[TD2], DGFI-TUM) or published by international services (e.g., IERS, IGS, IVS[TD3] ). By calculating differences from all possible pairs of EAM and GAM and by utilizing both band-pass filtering and spectral analysis techniques, we will elaborate the systematic differences between excitation functions from different sources that are expected to help identifying deficits in geodetic data processing and/or numerical modelling.

How to cite: Dill, R., Dobslaw, H., Thomas, M., Hendrik, H., Daniela, T., Mathis, B., Alexander, K., and Florian, S.: Validation of Earth rotation time series by comparison of their sub-daily to sub-monthly excitation signal with simulated geophysical fluid model excitations, EGU General Assembly 2020, Online, 4–8 May 2020, EGU2020-4530, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-4530, 2020.

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