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GPS remote sensing precipitable water in typhoon and severe storm background
Author(s): Jietai Mao; Chengcai Li; Jianguo Li; Qing Xia
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Paper Abstract

The principle and method of remote sensing precipitable water by Global Positioning System (GPS) are introduced. A series of tropospheric delay are obtained from the dual frequency receiver's data of global tracking stations in East Asia and precise satellite ephemeris of IGS from July 31 to August 20, 1997. During this period, typhoon and severe storm passed through the region several times. The continuous precipitable water (PW) with the interval of 30 minutes are estimated at Shanghai and Wuhan GPS sites. The results are compared with PW from conventional radiosonde during the same period, and the RMS is about 0.50 cm. They fit well in main tendency and agree with each other at most of the time, especially when severe storm affects the region. The continuous change of precipitable water reflects the weather process precisely.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3501, Optical Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Clouds, (18 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.317730
Show Author Affiliations
Jietai Mao, Peking Univ. (China)
Chengcai Li, Peking Univ. (China)
Jianguo Li, Peking Univ. (China)
Qing Xia, State Meteorological Satellite Ctr. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3501:
Optical Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Clouds
Jinxue Wang; Beiying Wu; Toshihiro Ogawa; Zheng-hua Guan, Editor(s)

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