Weather Ballooning from Space

Publish Dates:  26 Sep 2023

Sources: NASA, Earth Science Data Systems (ESDS) Program (Charlie Plain)

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Verisk AER Senior Science Manager Stephen Leroy is featured as the Principal Investigator (PI) for the NASA Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) and co-developer of the GNSS radio occultation (RO) remote sensing technique.


Fig 1. The radio occultation technique involves sending a radio signal from one navigation satellite to another through Earth’s atmosphere. Changes in atmospheric temperature, water vapor, pressure, and other characteristics slow or bend the path of the signal, which can be detected and interpreted to provide measurements. Credit: NASA.