Articles | Volume 11, issue 10
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 5797–5811, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-5797-2018
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 5797–5811, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-5797-2018

Review article 23 Oct 2018

Review article | 23 Oct 2018

The FengYun-3C radio occultation sounder GNOS: a review of the mission and its early results and science applications

Yueqiang Sun et al.

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The GNSS Occultation Sounder (GNOS) is one of the new-generation payloads on board the Chinese FengYun 3 (FY-3) series of operational meteorological satellites for sounding the Earth’s neutral atmosphere and ionosphere. FY-3C GNOS, on board the FY-3 series C satellite launched in September 2013, was designed to acquire setting and rising radio occultation (RO) data by using GNSS signals from both the Chinese BDS and the US GPS. This paper reviews the FY-3C GNOS mission.