Measurement of atmospheric refractivity using signals of opportunity

R.J. Watson, B. Wiltshire, N. Dumont, C.J. Coleman

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Abstract

High-resolution numerical weather models require fine-scale (1-5 km) measurements of moisture fields over large areas (>20,000 km). Existing techniques such as GPS are not able to meet these requirements. This paper discusses the feasibility of a novel method for measuring atmospheric refractivity by the opportunistic reception and processing of digital radio and television signals. This technique is step towards the realization of a wide-area water vapor sensor network made possible by the widespread availability of digital broadcast signals. This paper presents the background and some preliminary results.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
PublisherIEEE
Pages1964-1967
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781467311601
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event32nd IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2012 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 21 Jul 201226 Jul 2012

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Conference32nd IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2012
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period21/07/1226/07/12

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Watson, R. J., Wiltshire, B., Dumont, N., & Coleman, C. J. (2012). Measurement of atmospheric refractivity using signals of opportunity. In 2012 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) (pp. 1964-1967). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2012.6351117