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AMT | Articles | Volume 11, issue 5
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 2601–2631, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-2601-2018
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Special issue: Observing Atmosphere and Climate with Occultation Techniques...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 2601–2631, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-2601-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 04 May 2018

Research article | 04 May 2018

Integrating uncertainty propagation in GNSS radio occultation retrieval: from excess phase to atmospheric bending angle profiles

Jakob Schwarz et al.
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We process global navigation satellite system radio occultation (RO) observations in a new way with integrated uncertainty propagation; in this study we focus on retrieving atmospheric bending angles from RO excess phase profiles. We find that this new approach within our novel Reference Occultation Processing System (rOPS) exploits the strengths of RO such as its high accuracy and long-term stability in a reliable manner for global climate monitoring and other weather and climate uses.
We process global navigation satellite system radio occultation (RO) observations in a new way...
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