J4.5 A Look at GPS Antennas in the South Pacific

Wednesday, 9 January 2013: 9:30 AM
Room 9B (Austin Convention Center)
Bill Ward, NWS, Honolulu, HI

Abstract Bill Ward

A Look at GPS Antennas in the South Pacific

Although Global Positioning GPS antennas are not a new technology, it is relatively new to the South Pacific. This paper looks at this technology for its atmospheric capabilities as far as the Integrated Precipitable Water (IPW) in conjunction with available upper air and precipitation data for an analysis of the environment prior, during and post tropical cyclone passage over a GPS site. Data from this and other units will be analyzed to begin looking for trends to support forecast operations in a tropical environment in which is very data sparse with relatively few upper air data sites.

Author's contact: Bill.Ward@noaa.gov

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