Station and Satellite Clock Products

IGS analysis centers provide clock solutions to the CDDIS using pre-determined schedules, e.g., daily and weekly. The IGS analysis center coordinator retrieves these solutions and produces a combined product, which is then in turn archived at the CDDIS. The IGS produces clock results in two forms, tabulate at 5 minutes and 30 seconds. These combination solutions are considered the official IGS products.

IGS clock combination solutions are available in two forms: rapid and final. The rapid clock combination is a daily solution available approximately 17 hours after the end of the previous UTC day. The final, and most consistent and highest quality IGS solutions, consists of daily clock files, generated on a weekly basis approximately 13 days after the end of the solution week. All clock solution files utilize the RINEX Extensions to Handle Clock Information.

All operational IGS GNSS products (i.e., orbits, station positions, EOP, clock solutions) are available in subdirectories by GPS week. Solution summary files are provided by the analysis centers in which they describe their analysis methods and strategies and list processing statistics. Descriptions of AC analysis procedures and models used are available from the IGS website.

In 2009 and 2013, the IGS initiated “reprocessing campaigns” (repro1 and repro2 respectively). The IGS analysis centers re-processed the GNSS data from the global network of IGS stations (from 1994 to 2007 for repro1, from 1994 through 2012/2013 for repro2) to produce a fully consistent set of products utilizing the most recent models and updated processing strategies. These reprocessed solutions are available within the weekly subdirectory structure as outlined below, in /repro1 and /repro2 subdirectories.

The starting directory for these files (GPS and GPS+GLONASS solutions) is:

and for GLONASS-only solutions:

Append the following directory and file names to the starting directory:


as described in the table below.

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codCODE (3 day long arc solution)
cofCODE (1 day solution)
emxNRCan (GLONASS only)
iacMCC (GLONASS only)
iglIGS final solution combination (GLONASS only)
igrIGS rapid solution combination
igsIGS final solution combination
iguIGS ultra-rapid solution combination
igvIGS ultra-rapid solution combination (GLONASS only)
mccMCC (GLONASS only from SLR data)
nclUniversity of Newcastle

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clkSatellite and station clock solution (5 minute)
clk_30Satellite and station clock solution (30 second)
clsClock solution analysis summary
Code Meaning
AAAanalysis center name/type of solution
Dday of week (0-6, 7 indicates weekly)
TYPtype of solution
.Z UNIX compressed file

Though many clock products are available, the products listed below have permanent DOIs:

WWWW/igsWWWWd.clk.Z Satellite and station clock solution (5 minute)
doi: 10.5067/GNSS/gnss_igsclk5_001
WWWW/igsWWWWd.clk_30.Z Satellite and station clock solution (30 second)
doi: 10.5067/GNSS/gnss_igsclk30_001
WWWW/igsWWWWd.cls.Z GNSS Combined Final Clock Solution Comparison Summary Product
doi: 10.5067/GNSS/gnss_igscsum_001
WWWW/igrWWWWd.clk.Z GNSS Rapid Combined Satellite and Receiver Clock Solution (5 minute) Product
doi: 10.5067/GNSS/gnss_igsrclk_001
WWWW/igrWWWWd.cls.Z GNSS Combined Rapid Clock Solution Comparison Summary Product
doi: 10.5067/GNSS/gnss_igrcsum_001