Articles | Volume 8, issue 1
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 225–236, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-225-2015

Special issue: Observing Atmosphere and Climate with Occultation Techniques...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 225–236, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-225-2015

Research article 12 Jan 2015

Research article | 12 Jan 2015

Case study on complex sporadic E layers observed by GPS radio occultations

X. Yue et al.

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The occurrence of sporadic E (Es) layers has been a hot scientific topic for a long time. GNSS (global navigation satellite system)-based radio occultation (RO) has proven to be a powerful technique for detecting the global Es layers. In this paper, we show some examples of multiple Es layers occurring in one RO event and the occurrence of Es in a broad region during a certain time interval. The results are then evaluated by independent observations such as lidar and ionosondes.