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About the potential of GPS radio occultation measurements for exploring the ionosphere

Jakowski, N. and Tsybulya, K. and Stankov, S. M. and Wehrenpfennig, A. (2005) About the potential of GPS radio occultation measurements for exploring the ionosphere. In: Earth observations with CHAMP – results from three years in orbit Springer. pp. 441-446. ISBN 3-540-22804-7.

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Abstract

The GPS radio occultation technique onboard LEO satellites such as CHAMP is a rather simple and relatively inexpensive tool for profiling the electron density of the ionosphere from satellite orbit heights down to the bottomside. The paper addresses the capabilities of the ionospheric radio occultation (IRO) technique for monitoring the global ionosphere on a routine basis to derive value added data products and to study particular ionospheric processes such as perturbations. The model assisted retrieval technique, operational data processing and the validation of vertical electron density profiles are discussed. These profiles may not only be used to validate unknown models, they provide also a good data basis for developing new models of ionospheric key parameters such as the critical frequency f<sub>o</sub>F<sub>2</sub>, the peak height h<sub>m</sub>F<sub>2</sub> and the scale height H. Such models are helpful to improve retrieval procedures and tomographic reconstruction techniques. Due to the operational data processing capabilities the data products may contribute to space weather monitoring of the ionosphere

Document Type:Contribution to a Collection
Title:About the potential of GPS radio occultation measurements for exploring the ionosphere
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Jakowski, N.UNSPECIFIED
Tsybulya, K.UNSPECIFIED
Stankov, S. M.UNSPECIFIED
Wehrenpfennig, A.UNSPECIFIED
Date:2005
Journal or Publication Title:Earth observations with CHAMP – results from three years in orbit
Page Range:pp. 441-446
Editors:
EditorsEmail
Reigber, C.UNSPECIFIED
Luehr, H.UNSPECIFIED
Schwintzer, P.UNSPECIFIED
Wickert, J.UNSPECIFIED
Publisher:Springer
ISBN:3-540-22804-7
Status:Published
Keywords:Ionosphere, GPS, TEC, Radio Occultation
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Ionosphärenerkundung (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Communication and Navigation
Deposited By: Dr. Stanimir Stankov
Deposited On:24 Nov 2006
Last Modified:14 Jan 2010 23:51

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