The ESA Data Quality Assurance of Swarm Data
Ottavianelli, G.1; Coco, I.2; Di Lodovico, I.2; Martini, A.2; Lopes, C.1; De La Fuente, A.1; Floberghagen, R.1; Haagmans, R.3; Plank, G.3
1ESA - ESRIN, ITALY; 2ESA - ESRIN, Serco Spa, ITALY; 3ESA - ESTEC, NETHERLANDS
Swarm is a three-satellite ESA Earth Explorer mission with the key objectives of mapping the geomagnetic field with unprecedented accuracy and studying the electrodynamics of the Earth's ionosphere. The mission will enter its Exploitation phase following the three-month commissioning period after launch. This presentation describes the calibration strategies during the Exploitation phase and the set up for the product quality assurance strategy including the Expert Support Laboratories and Quality Working Groups, the Swarm Validation Teams, the ESA tools and procedures for data quality control. Examples with test data sets and potentially real mission data will be presented.