GPS RO Observations and Tropical Cyclone Forecasting

Profiles of atmospheric quantities deduced from GPS Radio Occultation data are available in otherwise data-sparse regions and provide information used to forecast the behavior of tropical cyclones. The COSMIC/FORMOSAT-3 mission has been providing about 2000 data profiles per day since September 2007.

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Original Researcher : Hui Liu

  • Anthes, R. A., P. A. Bernhardt, Y. Chen, L. Cucurull, K. F. Dymond, D. Ector, S. Healy, S.-P. Ho, D. C. Hunt, Y.-H. Kuo, H. Liu, K. Manning, C. McCormick, T. K. Meehan, W. J. Randel, C. Rocken, W. Schreiner, S. V. Sokolovskiy, S. Syndergaard, D. C. Thompson, K. E. Trenberth, T.-K. Wee, N. L. Yen and Z. Zeng,
    The COSMIC/FORMOSAT-3 Mission: Early Results, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 89 No. 3, 313-333, doi:10.1175/BAMS-89-3-313