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GRACE GPS-RO
STATUS
Operational
AVAILABILITY
Data available upon request
REQUEST PROCEDURE
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Satellite Instruments
GPS limb-sounding instrument aboard the GRACE spacecraft.
CONTACT
Byron Tapley
University of Texas, Austin
Building WRW, Room WRW, Room 402D Austin, 78712
512-471-5573
tapley@csr.utexas.edu
SPECIFICATIONS
Measurment TypeVisible/IR-imager
Platform TypeGPS limb sounder
OrbitSun synchronous
Spectral CoverageN/A
Active/PassiveActive
Scan PatternPush broom
Variablesprofiles of atmospheric refractivity, density, pressure, temperature, moisture, geopotential heights; ionospheric electron density and TEC
Altitude
Inclination
Repeat Time
Wavelength to nm
Number of Bands
Temporal Coverage
Swath Width
REMARKS
There is a GPS sounder on each GRACE spacecraft but only the aft-looking sounder is active.
UPDATED ON
16 Sep 2009 11:11