Tools for the utilisation and analysis of GOCE Level 2 products
The GOCE User Toolbox (GUT) is a compilation of tools for the use and analysis of GOCE gravity field models. It facilitates the use, viewing and post-processing of GOCE Level 2 mission data and allows the gravity field data, in conjunction and consistent with any other auxiliary data sets, to be pre-processed by laymen on gravity field processing, for oceanographic and hydrologic as well as solid earth applications, both regionally and globally. Hence, GUT is an important tool for facilitating a wide use of the existing and future gravity data acquired from GRACE and GOCE. GUT may be used on Windows PCs, UNIX/Linux workstations and Mac and comes as fully open source software under GNU GPL licence. GUT generates all output files in netCDF format in compliance with the CF-Conventions, and gridded results may be visualised using the BratDisplay tool from ESA’s Broadview Radar Altimetry Toolbox (BRAT). Advanced users can easily extend the toolbox in accordance with the workflow based processing design principles, and contribute these enhancements to the GUT user community.