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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. Content type: Full paper

    We studied ionospheric irregularities caused by midlatitude sporadic-E (Es) in Japan using ionospheric total electron content (TEC) data from a dense GNSS array, GEONET, with a 3D (three-dimensional) tomography t...

    Authors: Ihsan Naufal Muafiry, Kosuke Heki and Jun Maeda

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2018 70:45

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  2. Content type: Full paper

    GNSS atmospheric water vapor monitoring is not yet routinely performed in Italy, particularly at the regional scale. However, in order to support the activities of regional environmental protection agencies, t...

    Authors: Stefano Barindelli, Eugenio Realini, Giovanna Venuti, Alessandro Fermi and Andrea Gatti

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2018 70:28

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  3. Content type: Full paper

    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...

    Authors: Masato Furuya, Takato Suzuki, Jun Maeda and Kosuke Heki

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2017 69:175

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    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 ...

    Authors: Yoshinori Shoji, Kazutoshi Sato, Masanori Yabuki and Toshitaka Tsuda

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2017 69:153

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    Combining geometrical optics (GO) and wave optics (WO), the COSMIC data analysis and archive center (CDAAC) retrieved two sets of dry atmosphere temperatures (T) from COSMIC GPS radio occultation (GPS-RO), which ...

    Authors: Noersomadi and Toshitaka Tsuda

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2017 69:125

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  6. Content type: Full paper

    Detailed wave-like spatial patterns of atmospheric propagation delay signals associated with mountain lee waves were detected in Hokkaido and Tohoku by synthetic aperture radar (SAR) interferometry (InSAR) wit...

    Authors: Youhei Kinoshita, Yu Morishita and Yukiko Hirabayashi

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2017 69:104

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