The verification of GNSS tropospheric tomography model in a mountainous area
Witold Rohm , Jarosław Bosy
AbstractThe GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) has not been developed as a meteorological data source provider, but with a careful and sophisticated processing strategy it might be used as one. The term GNSS tomography refers to the usage of the ray traced GNSS signal as scanning rays in the tomographic model input. The model is divided into a number of voxels. The system is inverted and value of refractivity is obtained. Typically, as in the most of the inverse processing, there is a problem of the undetermined system and as a consequence the cofactor matrix is close to singular. To avoid singularity additional conditions or constrains should be added to the system. Here, additional parameters are derived with the help of the air flow analysis in the Sudety mountains (south-west region of Poland), and special Slant Wet Delay (SWD) trimming procedure. The flow's synthetic parameters like the Bruint-Väisälä frequency and the Froude number are determined. This way the type of the flow is recognized and the analysis of the impact of orographic barrier has been quantified. The SWDs from the GNSS observations were tested against, SWD from raytracing through the COAMPS model field. The modified GNSS tomography model was tested for the real GNSS observations delivered from the GNSS network Karkonosze located in the Sudety mountains and compared with the COAMPS model. The solution shows a considerable improvement in comparison with plain tomographic model results. © 2010 COSPAR. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Journal series||Advances in Space Research, ISSN 0273-1177, (A 20 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Publication indicators||= 42; = 38; : 2011 = 0.924; : 2011 = 1.178 (2) - 2011=1.066 (5)|
|Citation count*||56 (2020-08-09)|
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