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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 763-780, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-763-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
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Research article
08 Feb 2018
Sensitivity of airborne radio occultation to tropospheric properties over ocean and land
Feiqin Xie et al.
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RC1: 'Review amt-2017-199', Anonymous Referee #1, 14 Aug 2017 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
AC1: 'Response to the Anonymous Referee #1', Feiqin Xie, 05 Dec 2017 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
 
RC2: 'Review of Sensitivity of airborne radio occultation to tropospheric properties over ocean and land, by Feiqin Xie et al. MS No.: amt-2017-199', Anonymous Referee #2, 12 Sep 2017 Printer-friendly Version 
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ED: Publish as is (19 Dec 2017) by Sean Healy
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Short summary
The GPS signal going through the atmosphere will experience refraction or bending, which can be precisely measured and used to infer the atmospheric properties. This paper demonstrates that high-quality atmospheric measurement with less than ~ 0.4 K is achievable from a GPS recording system with a simple antenna mounted on top of an aircraft cruising at ~ 13 km. Such a simple airborne GPS system can be implemented on commercial aircraft to provide valuable data for weather models in the future.
The GPS signal going through the atmosphere will experience refraction or bending, which can be...
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