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Erdbeobachtung mit Navigationssatelliten
Citation key escidoc:2966903
Author Wickert, J. and Dick, G. and Ge, Maorong and Schmidt, T. and Semmling, Maximilian and Alshawaf, Fadwa and Arras, Christina and Asgarimehr, Milad and Babeyko, A. Y. and Deng, Z. and Heise, Stefan and Klotz, Juergen and Li, Xingxing and Lu, C. and Männel, B. and Ramatschi, M. and Simeonov, Tzvetan and Vey, Sibylle and Zus, Florian and Schuh, H.
Pages 24 - 31
Year 2017
DOI 10.2312/GFZ.syserde.07.02.4
Address Potsdam
Journal System Erde
Volume 7
Publisher Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ
Abstract Along with cell phones and the internet, satellite navigation is an integral part of everyday life. However, satellite navigation signals provide much more than precise information on user locations. Even before the GPS was declared fully operational in 1995, the potential for these globally and continuously available navigation signals for Earth observation and geoscientific applications was recognized. Such applications include the precise monitoring of continental plate movements with sub-mm/year accuracy (now used in real-time as part of early earthquake warning systems), regional and global atmospheric and ionospheric sounding to improve weather forecasts and climate change predictions, and for monitoring of water, ice, and land surfaces. The Earth observation prospects and related spectrum of applications are continuously growing, mainly stimulated by the transition from a single constellation (GPS) to Multi-GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) with the Russian GLONASS, Chinese BeiDou and European Galileo satellites and by the increasing number of GNSS receivers available both on the ground and aboard Low Earth Orbiting satellites.
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