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GNSS and SAR Technologies for Atmospheric Sensing

Edited by: Toshitaka Tsuda, Eugenio Realini, Yoshinori Shoji, Akinori Saito, Masanori Yabuki and Masato Furuya

Recent advances in the field of atmosphere and ionosphere sensing by GNSS 
and SAR technologies were discussed during three meetings, held in February
2016 and October 2016 in Italy hosted by the GEOlab of Politecnico di Milano,
and in March 2017 at the Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere
(RISH) of Kyoto University. This special issue collects high quality papers that
describe the findings reported during the workshop, not limited GNSS and SAR,
but including also ground-based radio and optical atmosphere sensing and
numerical weather predictions models.

  1. Full paper

    Midlatitude sporadic-E episodes viewed by L-band split-spectrum InSAR

    Sporadic-E (Es) is a layer of ionization that irregularly appears within the E region of the ionosphere and is known to generate an unusual propagation of very high frequency waves over long distances. The det...

    Masato Furuya, Takato Suzuki, Jun Maeda and Kosuke Heki

    Earth, Planets and Space 2017 69:175

    Published on: 29 December 2017

  2. Full paper

    Comparison of shipborne GNSS-derived precipitable water vapor with radiosonde in the western North Pacific and in the seas adjacent to Japan

    We installed two global navigation satellite system (GNSS) antennas on a research vessel, the RYOFU MARU of the Japan Meteorological Agency, and conducted experimental observations to assess the GNSS-derived ...

    Yoshinori Shoji, Kazutoshi Sato, Masanori Yabuki and Toshitaka Tsuda

    Earth, Planets and Space 2017 69:153

    Published on: 3 November 2017