Special Issue "GNSS Meteorology: Algorithm, Modelling, Assessment and Application"

A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). This special issue belongs to the section "Atmospheric Techniques, Instruments, and Modeling".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2023 | Viewed by 225

Special Issue Editors

College of Geoscience and Surveying Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology-Beijing, Beijing 100083, China
Interests: GNSS meteorology; water vapor tomography; atmospheric modelling
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School of Geography and Information Engineering, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan 430074, China
Interests: GNSS meteorology; atmosphere remote sensing; weather monitoring
College of Geomatics and Geoinformation, Guilin University of Technology, Guilin, 541004, China
Interests: GNSS precise positioning; GNSS atmospheric sounding; tropospheric modeling
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School of Geodesy and Geomatics, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430079,China
Interests: GNSS tropospheric delay; mapping function; atmospheric asymmetry; gradient

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

GNSS meteorology refers to the use of the effect of the atmosphere on the propagation of GNSS radio signals to derive information on the state of the neutral atmosphere. With the continuous observations from GNSS receivers from both satellite platforms and ground permanent stations, it has become an excellent tool for studying the earth atmosphere, snow depth, soil moisture, and terrestrial water storage variations with the advantages of continuous operation, a low cost, all-weather conditions, high accuracy, and high temporal resolution. For instance, not only can the two-dimensional content of the precipitable water vapor (PWV) be retrieved by GNSS, the three-dimensional distribution of water vapor density can be reconstructed by the water vapor tomography. It has a wide range of applications, such as meteorology, climatology, nowcasting, 4D monitoring of weather events and hydrological phenomena.

In this Special Issue, we are looking for articles that discuss the recent trends, current progress and future directions for GNSS meteorology, and articles that describe the algorithm, model and applications related to GNSS meteorology. We welcome original research on topics including, but not limited to:

  • Water vapor retrievals based on multi-GNSS;
  • Derivation of GNSS atmospheric parameters;
  • PWV/IWV time series analysis and prediction;
  • Modeling for the atmospheric parameters;
  • Water vapor tomography;
  • Numerical nowcasting based on GNSS observations;
  • GNSS data assimilation and application;
  • Climate change;
  • GNSS radio occultation;
  • Monitoring of the rainfall/drought/particle using GNSS PWV/ZWD/ZTD;
  • Comprehensive utilization of multi-source atmospheric data;
  • Parameter inversion using GNSS-IR.

Dr. Fei Yang
Dr. Ming Shangguan
Dr. Liangke Huang
Dr. Di Zhang
Guest Editors

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  • GNSS
  • atmosphere
  • troposphere
  • precipitable water vapor
  • weighted mean temperature
  • GNSS reflectometry
  • ray tracing
  • data assimilation
  • tomography
  • numerical modelling
  • weather forecast
  • numerical forecast
  • climate change

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