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19 November 2015 Automatic complex for modeling and forecasting atmospheric processes
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Proceedings Volume 9680, 21st International Symposium Atmospheric and Ocean Optics: Atmospheric Physics; 96801G (2015) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2205529
Event: XXI International Symposium Atmospheric and Ocean Optics. Atmospheric Physics, 2015, Tomsk, Russian Federation
Abstract
The total zenith tropospheric delay (ZTD) is an important parameter of the atmosphere and directly or indirectly reflects the weather processes and variations. This paper presents a hardware and software complex for continuous measurements and prediction of atmospheric thermodynamics and radio waves refraction index. The main part is a network of ground-based spatially separated GPS/GLONASS receivers, which allows the remote sensing zenith tropospheric delay. GPS-Derived Zenith Tropospheric Delay shows the day to day variation and mesoscale spatial and temporal variability. Comparison with the numerical weather reanalysis fields and solar photometer measurements showed agreement with the relative deviation of less than 10%. Hardware-software complex includes the numerical model of the atmosphere on a computational cluster. A variational assimilation system was used to examine the comparative impact of including satellite derived total zenith tropospheric delay from GPS and GLONASS ground observations. Preliminary results show that the initial field of radio waves refraction index was improved by assimilating the satellite derived ZTD.
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O. G. Khutorova, G. M. Teptin, V. E. Khutorov, V. V. Dementyev, S. S. Zhikh, and V. I. Krasnov "Automatic complex for modeling and forecasting atmospheric processes ", Proc. SPIE 9680, 21st International Symposium Atmospheric and Ocean Optics: Atmospheric Physics, 96801G (19 November 2015); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2205529
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