GPS RO geometry schematic Profiles of atmospheric quantities deduced from GPS Radio Occultation data are available in otherwise data-sparse regions and provide information used to forecast the behavior of tropical cyclones. The COSMIC/FORMOSAT-3 mission has been providing about 2000 data profiles per day since September 2007. [link to more information]

Hui Liu,

Tropical Cyclone Forecasting

Hui Liu
Bill Kuo
Chris Snyder
Jeff Anderson
All from the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

DART/CMAQ CO assimilation result

Our focus is to quantify the imact of Radio Occultation data on forecasts of Tropical Cyclones.

Hui Liu, National Center for Atmospheric Research

The (dynamic) citation or link to the actual publication would go here.

The COSMIC/FORMOSAT-3 Mission: Early Results R. A. Anthesa, P. A. Bernhardtb, Y. Chenc, L. Cucurulld, K. F. Dymondb, D. Ectora, S. B. Healyf, S.-P. Hoe, D. C. Hunta, Y.-H. Kuoa, H. Liuc, K. Manningc, C. McCormickg, T. K. Meehanh, W. J. Randelc, C. Rockena, W. S. Schreinera, S. V. Sokolovskiya, S. Syndergaarda, D. C. Thompsoni, K. E. Trenberthc, T.-K. Weea, N. L. Yenj, and Z. Zenga