Scientific Papers



Piccioni G., Dettmering D., Bosch W., Seitz F. (2019): TICON: TIdal CONstants based on GESLA sea‐level records from globally located tide gauges. Geoscience Data Journal, 97-104,


Dobslaw, H., Dill, R., Bagge, M., Klemann, V., Boergens, E., Thomas, M., Dahle, C., Flechtner, F. (2020): Gravitationally Consistent Mean Barystatic Sea‐Level Rise From Leakage‐Corrected Monthly GRACE Data. - Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 125, 11, e2020JB020923

Poropat, L., Kvas, A., Mayer-Gürr, T., Dobslaw, H. (2020): Mitigating Temporal Aliasing Effects of High-Frequency Geophysical Fluid Dynamics in Satellite Gravimetry. - Geophysical Journal International, 220, 1, 257-266.


Abrykosov P., Sulzbach R., Pail R., Dobslaw H., Thomas M. (2021): Treatment of ocean tide background model errors in the context of GRACE/GRACE-FO data processing, Geophysical Journal International 228 (3), 2021, 1850-1865,

Hart-Davis M.G., Dettmering D., Sulzbach R., Thomas M., Schwatke C., Seitz F. (2021) Regional Evaluation of Minor Tidal Constituents for Improved Estimation of Ocean Tides. Remote Sens., 13, 3310.

Hart-Davis M.G., Piccioni G., Dettmering D., Schwatke C., Passaro M., and Seitz F. (2021): EOT20: a global ocean tide model from multi-mission satellite altimetry, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 3869–3884,

Huang, P., Sulzbach, R. L., Tanaka, Y., Klemann, V., Dobslaw, H., Martinec, Z., & Thomas, M. (2021). Anelasticity and lateral heterogeneities in Earth's upper mantle: Impact on surface displacements, self-attraction and loading, and ocean tide dynamics. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 126, e2021JB022332.

Klos, A., Karegar, M.A., Kusche, J., Springer, A. (2021a): Quantifying noise in Daily GPS Height Time Series: Harmonic Function Versus GRACE-assimilating modelling approaches. IEEE Geosciences and Remote Sensing Letters, 18(4): 627-631.

Klos, A., Dobslaw, H., Dill, R., Bogusz, J. (2021b): Identifying the sensitivity of GPS to non-tidal loadings at various time resolutions: examining vertical displacements from continental Eurasia. GPS Solutions 25: 89.

Piccioni G., Dettmering D., Schwatke C., Passaro M., Seitz F. (2021): Design and regional assessment of an empirical tidal model based on FES2014 and coastal altimetry. Advances in Space Research, 68(2), 1013-1022,

Schindelegger, M. Harker, A. A., Ponte, R. M., Dobslaw, H., Salstein, D. A. (2021): Convergence of daily GRACE solutions and models of sub‐monthly ocean bottom pressure variability. - Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 126, 2, e2020JC017031

Schröder, S., Stellmer, S., Kusche, J. (2021): Potential and scientific requirements of optical clock networks for validating satellite-derived time-variable gravity data. Geophysical Journal International, 226(2):764–779

Shihora L., Sulzbach R., Dobslaw H., Thomas M.: Self-Attraction and Loading Feedback on Ocean Dynamics in both Shallow Water Equations and Primitive Equations. Ocean Modelling, 2021, 101914, ISSN 1463-5003,

Sulzbach R., Dobslaw H., Thomas M. (2021): High-Resolution Numerical Modeling of Barotropic Global Ocean Tides for Satellite Gravimetry, JGR: Oceans, Vol 126, 5, pp 1-21,

Yang, F., Forootan, E., Wang, C., Kusche, J., Luo Z. (2021): A new 1-hourly ERA5-based atmosphere de-aliasing product for GRACE, GRACE-FO, and Future Gravity Missions. J. Geophys. Res. (Solid Earth), e2021JB021926


Boergens, E., Kvas, A., Eicker, A., Dobslaw, H., Schawohl, L., Dahle, C., Murböck, M., & Flechtner, F. (2022). Uncertainties of GRACE‐Based Terrestrial Water Storage Anomalies for Arbitrary Averaging Regions. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth127(2), [e2021JB022081].

Huang, P., Sulzbach, R., Klemann, V., Tanaka, Y., Dobslaw, H., Martinec, Z., Thomas, M., The Influence of Sediments, Lithosphere and Upper Mantle (Anelastic) With Lateral Heterogeneity on Ocean Tide Loading and Ocean Tide Dynamics, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 127,no. 11, e2022JB025200, 2022.

Khosro Ghobadi-Far, Shin-Chan Han, Christopher M. McCullough, David N. Wiese, Richard D. Ray, Jeanne Sauber, Linus Shihora, Henryk Dobslaw (2022). Along-orbit analysis of GRACE Follow-On inter-satellite laser ranging measurements for sub-monthly surface mass variations. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 127, e2021JB022983.

Shihora, L., Balidakis, K., Dill, R., Dahle, C., Ghobadi-Far, K., Bonin, J., & Dobslaw, H. (2022). Non-tidal background modeling for satellite gravimetry based on operational ECWMF and ERA5 reanalysis data: AOD1B RL07. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 127, e2022JB024360.

Sulzbach, R., Wziontek, H., Hart-Davis, M. et al. Modeling gravimetric signatures of third-degree ocean tides and their detection in superconducting gravimeter records. J Geod 96, 35 (2022).


Andersen O, Rose S, Hart-Davis M. Polar Ocean tides revisited. Remote Sensing: Advances in Satellite Altimetry,

Balidakis, K., Sulzbach, R., Shihora, L., Dahle, C., Dill, R., Dobslaw, H.. Atmospheric Contributions to Global Ocean Tides for Satellite Gravimetry,Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems 14, no. 11: e2022MS003193. 2023.

Balidakis, K., Sulzbach, R., Dobslaw, H., Dill, R. How Do Atmospheric Tidal Loading Displacements Vary Temporally as well as Across Different Weather Models?. In: International Association of Geodesy Symposia. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. 2023,

Hauk M., Wilms J., Sulzbach R., Panafidina N., Hart-Davis M., Dahle C., Müller V., Murböck M. and Flechtner F. Satellite gravity field recovery using variance covariance information from ocean tide models. AGU Earth & Space, 

Hart-Davis, M., Laan, S., Schwatke, C., Backeberg, B., Dettmering, D., Zijl, F., Verlaan, M. and Seitz, F., 2023. Altimetry-derived tide model for improved tide and water level forecasting along the European continental shelf.Ocean Dynamics,

Klos, A., Kusche, J., Leszczuk, G., Gerdener, H., Schulze, K., Lenczuk, A., & Bogusz, J. (2023). Introducing the idea of classifying sets of permanent GNSS stations as benchmarks for hydrogeodesy. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 128, e2023JB026988.

Murböck, M., Abrykosov, P., Dahle, C., Hauk, M., Pail, R., & Flechtner, F. (2023). In-orbit performance of the GRACE accelerometers and microwave ranging instrument. Remote Sensing15(3), 563.

Shihora L., Balidakis K., Dill R., Dobslaw H., Assessing the stability of AOD1B atmosphere–ocean non-tidal background modelling for climate applications of satellite gravity data: long-term trends and 3-hourly tendencies, Geophysical Journal International, Volume 234, Issue 2, August 2023, Pages 1063–1072,

Sulzbach, R., V. Klemann, G. Knorr, H. Dobslaw, H. Dümpelmann, G. Lohmann, and M. Thomas. Evolution of Global Ocean Tide Levels Since the Last Glacial Maximum., Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology 38, no. 5, 2023: e2022PA004556. Accessed January 31, 2024.

Voigt C., Sulzbach R., Timmen, L., Dobslaw, H., Weise, A., Deng Z., Stolarczuk, N., Pflug, H., Peters, H., Fietz, M., Thomas, M., Förste, C., Flechtner, F., A superconducting gravimeter on the island of Heligoland for the high-accuracy determination of regional ocean tide loading signals of the North Sea, Geophysical Journal International, Volume 234, Issue 3, 2023, Pages 1585–1602,


Hart-Davis, M.G., Howard, S.L., Ray, R.D., Andersen, O.B., Padman, L., Nilsen, F. and Dettmering, D. 2024 ArcTiCA: Arctic tidal constituents atlas. Nature Scientific Data


In preparation

Abrykosov P., Murböck M., Pail R., Gruber T., Flechtner F. (2021): Data-driven two-step de-aliasing approach for GRACE/GRACE-FO, Journal not yet decided (in preparation)

Bolmer E., Springer A., Kusche J.: Finding an optimal validation network of SG stations for GRACE/GRACE-FO observations using simulated gravity data, Geophysical Journal International (in preparation)

Dixit S., Friederichs P., Hense A.: Estimation of atmospheric mass loadings for dry and moist air and the evaluation of the effects of scale change from regional reanalyses COSMO-REA6 to global ERA-Interim/ERA5, Journal not yet decided (in preparation)

Dixit S., Friederichs P., Hense A.: Atmospheric Dealiasing Products using different mathematical methods for the quantification of atmospheric mass loadings. Journal not yet decided (in preparation)

Eicker, A., Schawohl, L., Middendorf, K., Bagge, M., Jensen, L., Dobslaw, H., Influence of GIA Uncertainty on Climate Model Evaluation with GRACE/GRACE-FO Satellite Gravimetry Data, Journal of Geophysical Reserach - Solid Earth, (under revision)

Shihora, L., Liu, Z., Balidakis, K., Wilms, J., Dahle, C., Flechtner, F., Dill, R. & Dobslaw, H. Accounting for Residual Errors in Atmosphere-Ocean Background Models Applied in Satellite Gravimetry. Journal of Geodesy, under revision


Data publication


Sulzbach R., Dobslaw H., Thomas M. (2021): Mass variations induced by ocean tide oscillations (TiME21),


Hart-Davis, M.G., Sulzbach, R., Dettmering, D., Thomas, M. and Seitz, F., 2022. TICON-td: Third- degree tidal constants based on GESLA sea-level records from globally distributed tide gauges (data). Deutsches Geodätisches Forschungsinstitut, München. Pangaea. 

Hart-Davis M.G., Dettmering D., Seitz F.: TICON-3: Tidal Constants based on GESLA-3 sea-level records from globally distributed tide gauges including gauge type information (data). Deutsches Geodätisches Forschungsinstitut, München,, 2022

Shihora, Linus; Balidakis, Kyriakos; Dill, Robert; Dobslaw, Henryk (2022): Atmosphere and Ocean Non-Tidal Dealiasing Level-1B (AOD1B) Product RL07. GFZ Data Services.


Hart-Davis M., Howard S., Ray R., Andersen O., Padman L., Nilsen F., Dettmering D, 2023. ArcTiCA: Arctic Tidal Constituents Atlas. Arctic Data Center. 

Hart-Davis, M., Schwatke, C., Dettmering, D., Passaro, M. and Seitz, F., 2023. EOT-NECS Ocean Tide Model. SEANOE,

Shihora, Linus; Balidakis, Kyriakos; Dill, Robert; Dobslaw, Henryk (2023): AOe07 Variance-Covariance-Matrix. V. 2.0. GFZ Data Services.

Sulzbach R., Hart-Davis M.G., Dettmering D., Thomas M.: Regularized Empirical Variance-Covariance-Matrices for stochastic gravity modeling of 8 major ocean tides (data). 2023. GFZ Data Services,

Sulzbach, R., Balidakis, K. Dobslaw, H., Thomas, M., : TiME22: Periodic Disturbances of the Terrestrial Gravity Potential Induced by Oceanic and Atmospheric Tides. GFZ Data Services, 2024