Special Issue "GPS/GNSS for Earth Science and Applications"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 February 2020).
Interests: GPS/GNSS remote sensing; radio occultation techniques and technology; planetary boundary layer; climate observations; extreme weather
Interests: satellite remote sensing; GNSS applications on meteorology and climate
Microwave signals in L- and S-bands from the ever-growing constellations of global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), which includes the global positioning system (GPS), provide unique opportunities to sense the Earth’s environments from a variety of observing geometries with relatively low-cost sensors.
GNSS radio occultations (RO) have been used since the 1990s to probe the vertical structure of the atmosphere from the planetary boundary layer to the stratosphere, yielding unique thermodynamics information, even under the most extreme weather conditions. GNSS-RO measurements are fundamentally self-calibrating and do not require any external calibration source. As a result, they can be assimilated into numerical weather prediction models without any bias correction, and are ideally suited for long-term climate monitoring. In recent years, the potential values of GNSS reflections in a wide array of Earth science and applications, including coastal altimetry, ocean winds, and soil moisture, have garnered increasing attention. With high spatial resolutions and rapid revisit times, these measurements can complement traditional sensors at a small fraction of the cost.
Contributions are solicited that include, but are not limited to, the following topics:
- Assimilation of GNSS measurements in improving weather forecasts, climate monitoring and climate model assessments;
- Unique process studies using GNSS and other synergistic observations (e.g., clouds and precipitation);
- New simulation and retrieval methodologies;
- Novel measurement and mission concepts;
- Technology developments involving small satellites, such as CubeSats.
Dr. Shu-peng Ho
Dr. Derek Posselt
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- Radio occultation