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Targeting optimal use of gps humidity measurements in meteorology

Objective

Measurements of the atmospheric delays of radio signals from navigation system satellites, such as the Global Positioning System (GPS), offer an opportunity for European weather prediction agencies to get access to high quality atmospheric moisture information from existing networks of GPS ground stations. Considerable progress has been made already, e.g., in the framework of the EU COST Action 716 and in the EU MAGIC project. The quality of the GPS delay data has steadily been improved, the extraction techniques can now work in near real time. However, further research is needed before the GPS data can be used in an optimal way to the benefit of numerical weather prediction and the European public. Based on these promising results 15 institutes, half of which are meteorological, join forces in this project in order to optimise the methods by which GPS data can be utilised in NWP models.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts
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Coordinator

DANISH METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Address
100,Lyngbyvej 100
2100 Koepenhagen
Denmark

Participants (13)

ACRI SA - MECANIQUE APPLIQUEE ET SCIENCES DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
Address
260,Route Du Pin Montard 260
06904 Sophia Antipolis
AGENZIA SPAZIALE ITALIANA
Italy
Address
Viale Liegi 26
Roma
CHALMERS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Sweden
Address
2,Sven Hultins Gata 2
41296 Goeteborg
FINNISH METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Finland
Address
24,Vuorikatu 24
00100 Helsinki
INSTITUT D'ESTUDIS ESPACIALS DE CATALUNYA
Spain
Address
2-4,Gran Capita 2-4
08034 Barcelona
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE METEOROLOGIA
Spain
Address
Camino De Las Moreras
28071 Madrid
NORWEGIAN MAPPING AUTHORITY
Norway
Address
Kartverksveien 21
3511 Hoenenfoss
RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF GEODESY, TOPOGRAPHY AND CARTOGRAPHY
Czechia
Address
98,Zdiby 98
250 66 Zdiby
ROYAL NETHERLANDS METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Netherlands
Address
10,Wilhelminalaan 10
3730 AE De Bilt
SECRETARY OF STATE FOR DEFENCE - MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
United Kingdom
Address
.,London Road Sutton House
RG12 2SZ Bracknell
SWEDISH METEOROLOGICAL AND HYDROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Sweden
Address
Folkborgsvaegen 1
601 76 Norrkoeping
SWISS FEDERAL OFFICE OF TOPOGRAPHY
Switzerland
Address
Seftigenstr. 264
3084 Wabern
UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI - L'AQUILA
Italy
Address
Via Vetoio 10, Coppito
67010 Assergi