Special Issue "Selected Papers from IGL-1 2018 — First International Workshop on Innovating GNSS and LEO Occultations & Reflections for Weather, Climate and Space Weather"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2019).
Interests: atmospheric remote sensing; GNSS radio occultation; LEO-LEO occultation methods (microwave, infrared-laser); climate and global change; GNSS remote sensing data applications
Interests: atmospheric and marine remote sensing; GNSS radio occultation; GNSS meteorology; GNSS reflectometry; GNSS remote sensing data applications
Interests: GNSS meteorology; atmospheric sounding; geodetic data analytics; high-precision positioning; space science and technology
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Interests: atmospheric and marine remote sensing; GNSS radio occultation; GNSS reflectometry; GNSS remote sensing data applications
Interests: atmospheric remote sensing; GNSS radio occultation; LEO-LEO occultation methods (microwave); GNSS remote sensing data applications
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The IGL-1 2018 workshop aims to provide a platform of scientific exchange and communication for scholars, researchers and engineers related to the science, engineering, and technology of GNSS RO, GNSS-R, and LEO-LEO occultation and reflections and their applications in weather, climate and space weather. The scientific discussions among the diverse members from the space-, air- and ground-based atmospheric sounding background and the weather, climate, and space weather communities will play a crucial role in maximizing the scientific benefits provided by the past, present, and future GNSS RO, GNSS-R and LEO-LEO missions and promoting science and technology innovations. This is of great importance for a better preparedness for new space-borne atmospheric sounding related missions. A dialogue between the data providers and the data users in the weather, climate and space weather fields is equally important to ensure optimal provision and use of these data for both research and operational applications.
We are very pleased to invite you to the “First International Workshop on Innovating GNSS and LEO Occultations & Reflections for Weather, Climate and Space Weather” (IGL-1 2018) and we encourage all the participants to be part of this special issue. Apart from the publication of extended abstracts of the workshop, selected papers will be invited for formal publication in this Special Issue of the journal “Remote Sensing”. For more information please refer to the website: http://igl2018.csp.escience.cn
This Special Issue is calling for papers reporting newest advances and scientific results of GNSS remote sensing techniques using refracted and reflected signals (e.g., GNSS RO, GNSS-R) as well as of LEO-LEO occultation techniques (e.g., microwave and infrared-laser occultation), applied from space-/air-/ground-based platforms. New results, scientific experiments and innovative applications from current and planned space-based missions and air-/ground-based demonstrations are also encouraged to present at the workshop. Specifically, topics of interest for this Special Issue include (but are not limited to):
- GNSS RO and GNSS-R methodologies (fundamentals, mathematical-physical basis, atmospheric and ionospheric signal propagation influences)
- Precise orbit determination, raw data processing (excess phase profiles, delay Doppler maps), and retrieval techniques (algorithm advances, validation studies)
- Applications of GNSS atmospheric sounding in atmospheric physics, meteorology, and numerical weather prediction
- GNSS atmospheric sounding for climate monitoring and its related research and applications
- GNSS atmospheric sounding for ionosphere and space weather and space physics related research and applications
- Applications of GNSS-R data in oceanic, meteorological, and climate research
- New GNSS systems (BDS, Galileo, QZSS) and their application status in GNSS RO and GNSS-R science and applications
- LEO-LEO occultation methods (microwave, infrared-laser), science innovations, mission pre-developments, and steps towards LEO reflectometry
- Progress in GNSS RO, GNSS-R and LEO-LEO instrument related technologies
- Future GNSS RO, GNSS-R, and LEO-LEO occultation and reflection missions
- Data fusion of ground-/air-/space-based atmospheric sounding techniques and its new applications in weather, climate, and other areas
Prof. Dr. Gottfried Kirchengast
Prof. Dr. Jens Wickert
Prof. Dr. Kefei Zhang
Prof. Dr. Yueqiang Sun
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Congliang Liu
Manuscript Submission Information
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