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A Modification to the Ionospheric Correction Method Used in Gps Radio Occultation : Volume 8, Issue 1 (27/01/2015)

By Healy, S. B.

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Title: A Modification to the Ionospheric Correction Method Used in Gps Radio Occultation : Volume 8, Issue 1 (27/01/2015)  
Author: Healy, S. B.
Volume: Vol. 8, Issue 1
Language: English
Subject: Science, Atmospheric, Measurement
Collections: Periodicals: Journal and Magazine Collection, Copernicus GmbH
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2015
Publisher: Copernicus Gmbh, Göttingen, Germany
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Culverwell, I. D., & Healy, S. B. (2015). A Modification to the Ionospheric Correction Method Used in Gps Radio Occultation : Volume 8, Issue 1 (27/01/2015). Retrieved from http://www.ebooklibrary.org/


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Description: European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), Reading, UK. A modification to the standard bending angle correction used in GPS radio occultation is proposed. The modified approach should reduce systematic residual ionospheric errors in GPS radio occultation climatologies. A new second order term is introduced in order to account for a known source of systematic error, which is generally neglected. The new term has the form Κ(a) × (ΑL1 (a)-ΑL1(a))2, where a is the impact parameter, and (ΑL1, ΑL2) are the L1 and L2 bending angles, respectively. The variable κ is a weak function of impact parameter, a, but it does depend on a priori ionospheric information. The theoretical basis of the new term is examined. The sensitivity of κ to the assumed ionospheric parameters is investigated in one-dimensional simulations, and it is shown that Κ ≃ 10–20 rad−1. We note that the current implicit assumption is Κ = 0, and this is probably adequate for numerical weather prediction applications. However, the uncertainty in κ should be included in the uncertainty estimates for the geophysical climatologies produced from GPS-RO measurements. The limitations of the new ionospheric correction when applied to CHAMP measurements are noted. These arise because of the assumption that the refractive index is unity at the satellite, made when deriving bending angles from the Doppler shift values.

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A modification to the ionospheric correction method used in GPS radio occultation

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