Articles | Volume 8, issue 8
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 3447–3465, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-3447-2015

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

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 3447–3465, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-3447-2015

Research article 25 Aug 2015

Research article | 25 Aug 2015

Dynamic statistical optimization of GNSS radio occultation bending angles: advanced algorithm and performance analysis

Y. Li et al.

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We introduce a new dynamic statistical optimization algorithm to initialize ionosphere-corrected bending angles of Global Navigation Satellite System-based radio occultation measurements. The new algorithm is evaluated against the OPSv5.6 algorithm developed by the Wegener Center using both simulated and real observed data. It is found that the algorithm can significantly reduce the random errors of optimized bending angles. The retrieved refractivity and temperature profiles are also benefited.