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Global positioning system occultation sensor

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A global positioning system (GPS) occultation sensor

[m]easures the refraction of radio wave signals from the U.S. Global Positioning System and Russia's Global Navigation Satellite System to characterize the ionosphere and information related to the vertical distribution of temperature and moisture of the atmosphere.[1]

References Edit

  1. Polar Weather Satellites: NOAA Identified Ways to Mitigate Data Gaps, but Contingency Plans and Schedules Require Further Attention, at 8.

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