Global SINEX solutions product


Data Center Citation

Noll, Carey E., The Crustal Dynamics Data Information System: A resource to support scientific analysis using space geodesy, Advances in Space Research, Volume 45, Issue 12, 15 June 2010, Pages 1421-1440, ISSN 0273-1177,

Data Citation

Global SINEX solutions product, Greenbelt, MD, U.S.A: NASA Crustal Dynamics Data Information System (CDDIS), Accessed [[enter user data access date]] at doi: 10.5067/DORIS/DORIS_IDSGLOBALSNX_001.

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  • Name: Global SINEX solutions product available from the Crustal Dynamics Data Information System (CDDIS)
  • Format: SINEX
  • Spatial Coverage: 90.0 to -90.0, 180.0 to -180.0
  • Temporal Coverage: 2002-01-01 to present
  • Temporal Resolution: multiday
  • File Size: 5 MBytes
  • Platforms: Satellites with DORIS beacons


The global solutions are the first type of IDS geodetic products, defined within the scientific community working with IERS, IVS, IGS, ILRS and/or IDS. The purpose of this product is to serve as input for global combinations. They include two types of estimated parameters and the corresponding variance-covariance information, as follows:

  • global astro-geodetic parameters that describe station positions and motions, Earth orientation,motion of the station network with respect to the Earth's center of mass, satellite motion (caseof satellite geodesy) and radio source directions (case of VLBI);
  • parameters for local models, such as those describing the effect of the troposphere on thesignal transmission. These solutions are provided in the SINEX (Software INdependent EXchange)

Data Access

Global SINEX solutions products are online:

in subdirectories by analysis center as follows:


Code Meaning
ccc 3-character analysis center name
WW last two digits of year of the solution submission
VV version number
.Z UNIX compressed file