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Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Rapid Earth Rotation Product from NASA CDDIS

This derived product set consists of Global Navigation Satellite System Rapid Earth Rotation Product (ERP) from the NASA Crustal Dynamics Data Information System (CDDIS). GNSS provide autonomous geo-spatial positioning with global coverage. GNSS data sets from ground receivers at the CDDIS consist primarily of the data from the U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS) and the Russian GLObal NAvigation Satellite System (GLONASS). Since 2011, the CDDIS GNSS archive includes data from other GNSS (Europe’s Galileo, China’s Beidou, Japan’s Quasi-Zenith Satellite System/QZSS, the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System/IRNSS, and worldwide Satellite Based Augmentation Systems/SBASs), which are similar to the U.S. GPS in terms of the satellite constellation, orbits, and signal structure. Analysis Centers (ACs) of the International GNSS Service (IGS) retrieve GNSS data on regular schedules to produce GNSS satellite and ground receiver clock values. The IGS Analysis Center Coordinator (ACC) uses these individual AC solutions to generate the official IGS rapid combined ERP products. The rapid combination is a daily solution available approximately 17 hours after the end of the previous UTC day. All IGS ERP files utilize the IGS ERP format and span 24 hours from 00:00 to 23:45 UTC. The IGS rapid products have a quality nearly comparable to that of the final products. For most applications the user of IGS products will not notice any significant differences between results obtained using the IGS Final and the IGS Rapid products.

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