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GPS Radio Occultation: Results from CHAMP, GRACE and FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC

Wickert, Jens and Michalak, Grzegorz and Schmidt, Torsten and Beyerle, Georg and Cheng, Chio-Zong and Healy, Sean B. and Heise, Stefan and Huang, Cheng-Yung and Jakowski, Norbert and Köhler, Wolfgang and Mayer, Christoph and Offiler, Dave and Ozawa, Eiji and Pavelyev, Alexan der G. and Rothacher, Markus and Tapley, Byron and Arras, Christina (2009) GPS Radio Occultation: Results from CHAMP, GRACE and FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC. Terrestrial Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, 20 (1), pp. 35-50. Academia Sinica. DOI: 10.3319/TAO.2007.12.26.01(F3C) ISSN 1017-0839

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The Taiwan/US FORMOSAT-3/COS MIC (FORMOsa SATellite mission - 3/Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere and Climate) satellite constellation was success fully launched on 14 April 2006. It is expected to leverage the use of the GPS (Global Positioning System) radio occultation data for atmospheric and ionospheric research to improve global weather forecasts and aid climate change related studies. FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC, together with the European MetOp, German CHAMP and US/Ger man GRACE-A satellites, form a 9 satellite constellation for precise atmospheric sounding on a global scale. This satellite constellation is expected to provide about 3500 occultation measurements daily. Recent results and the status of the CHAMP and GRACE-A orbit and occultation data analysis are reviewed and complemented with a review of initial results from FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC at GFZ. The significantly in creased potential of the CHAMP, GRACE-A and FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC constellation for atmospheric studies, compared to single satellite missions, is demonstrated for selected applications such as global monitoring of water vapor distributions, tropopause parameters and ionospheric irregularities.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/58523/
Document Type:Article
Title:GPS Radio Occultation: Results from CHAMP, GRACE and FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Wickert, JensHelmholtz Centre Potsdam, GFZ German Re search Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Michalak, GrzegorzHelmholtz Centre Potsdam, GFZ German Re search Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Schmidt, TorstenHelmholtz Centre Potsdam, GFZ German Re search Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Beyerle, GeorgHelmholtz Centre Potsdam, GFZ German Re search Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Cheng, Chio-ZongNational Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Tainan, Taiwan, ROCUNSPECIFIED
Healy, Sean B.European Centre for Medium Range Forecasts (ECMWF), Reading, UKUNSPECIFIED
Heise, StefanHelmholtz Centre Potsdam, GFZ German Re search Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Huang, Cheng-YungNational Space Organization (NSPO), Hsinchu, Taiwan, ROCUNSPECIFIED
Jakowski, NorbertDeutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), Neustrelitz, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Köhler, WolfgangHelmholtz Centre Potsdam, GFZ German Re search Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Mayer, ChristophDeutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), Neustrelitz, Ger manyUNSPECIFIED
Offiler, DaveMet Office, Exeter, UKUNSPECIFIED
Ozawa, EijiJapan Meteorological Agency (JMA), Tsukuba, JapanUNSPECIFIED
Pavelyev, Alexan der G.Institute for Radioengineering and Electronics (IRE), Moscow, RussiaUNSPECIFIED
Rothacher, MarkusHelmholtz Centre Potsdam, GFZ German Re search Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Tapley, ByronUniversity of Texas, Austin, USUNSPECIFIED
Arras, ChristinaHelmholtz Centre Potsdam, GFZ German Re search Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Date:February 2009
Journal or Publication Title:Terrestrial Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:20
DOI :10.3319/TAO.2007.12.26.01(F3C)
Page Range:pp. 35-50
Publisher:Academia Sinica
ISSN:1017-0839
Status:Published
Keywords:Radio occultation, Weather forecast, Tropopause, Ionosphere, Water vapor, Sporadic E-layer
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Weltraumwetter (old)
Location: Neustrelitz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Communication and Navigation > Navigation
Deposited By: Mayer, Dr. Christoph
Deposited On:30 Mar 2009
Last Modified:08 Mar 2018 19:02

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