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I'm trying to produce a gravity map out of some GOCE (Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer) data I downloaded from ESA's (European Space Agency) GOCE archive. I'm trying to follow a tutorial provided with the GUT(GOCE User Toolbox) software. But I can't even get GUT to open the data.

What I am after is a relatively high quality gravity map that shows the localised density in mineralisation in parts of Greenland. I'm looking for something like this magnetic map.

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Do you know anywhere I can retrieve this type of map or is GOCE the only way to go? At this point I'd love to just get a WMS link I can hook up to in QGIS, or something like it that can be used.

In that case how do I open the .HDR or .DBL file that comes out of a GOCE download?

  • When I googled GOCE to find out what it stands for, I discovered that it also means "joy" in Spanish. – csk Jan 28 at 21:20
  • :D Random. It's becoming more evident that the spatial resolution on this stuff is too low after all. So it might be a wild goose chase. – Kongie Jan 28 at 21:24
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    If the data you currently have doesn't work for your project, you might want to try making a data-request on OpenData SE. Or try asking at Earthscience SE if such a map already exists. – csk Jan 28 at 21:31

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