Articles | Volume 14, issue 4
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 3003–3013, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-3003-2021
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 3003–3013, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-3003-2021

Research article 22 Apr 2021

Research article | 22 Apr 2021

Statistically analyzing the effect of ionospheric irregularity on GNSS radio occultation atmospheric measurement

Mingzhe Li and Xinan Yue

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In this study, we statistically analyzed the correlation between the ionospheric irregularity and the quality of the GNSS atmospheric radio occultation (RO) products. The results show that the ionospheric irregularity could affect the GNSS atmospheric RO in terms of causing failed inverted RO events and the bending angle oscillation. Awareness of the ionospheric irregularity effect on RO could be beneficial to improve the RO data quality for weather and climate research.