Half-year Comparison of Precipitable Water Vapor Retrieved with Novel Ground-based Microwave Radiometer and GPS Receiver at Tsukuba and Numerical Weather Analysis Data

Ryuichi Ichikawa, Taketo Nagasaki, Osamu Tajima, Hiroshi Takiguchi, Kentaro Araki, Takuya Tajiri

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Abstract: We have developed a state-of-the-art microwave radiometer named KUMODeS (KEK Universal Moisture and Oxygen Detection System) using millimeter-wave spectroscopy to monitor water vapor behavior. We have carried out comparative measurements of precipitable water vapor (PWV) to investigate the potential of KUMODeS/PWV measurements. Although further investigation is required to evaluate the performance of KUMODeS quantitatively, the preliminary results of PWV comparisons imply that the KUMODeS technology will be useful for retrieving the accurate behavior of water vapor with high temporal resolution.
Published in: Proceedings of the 2019 International Technical Meeting of The Institute of Navigation
January 28 - 31, 2019
Hyatt Regency Reston
Reston, Virginia
Pages: 660 - 664
Cite this article: Ichikawa, Ryuichi, Nagasaki, Taketo, Tajima, Osamu, Takiguchi, Hiroshi, Araki, Kentaro, Tajiri, Takuya, "Half-year Comparison of Precipitable Water Vapor Retrieved with Novel Ground-based Microwave Radiometer and GPS Receiver at Tsukuba and Numerical Weather Analysis Data," Proceedings of the 2019 International Technical Meeting of The Institute of Navigation, Reston, Virginia, January 2019, pp. 660-664. https://doi.org/10.33012/2019.16716
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