Validating time series of a combined GPS and MERIS integrated water vapor product

R. Lindenbergh*, H. van der Marel, M. Keshin, S. De Haan

*Corresponding author for this work

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Increased knowledge of atmospheric water vapor can improve weather predictions and is expected to reduce errors in products derived from GPS and (In)SAR data. At GPS ground stations Integrated Water Vapor (IWV) is estimated from the GPS signal delay with a high temporal resolution. The Envisat MERIS spectrometer obtains spatially dense IWV observations but at limited moments in time. In this research the additional value of MERIS IWV is evaluated when added to GPS IWV for the purpose of obtaining a high quality spatial-temporal water vapor product. At each of 39 stations, first GPS IWV from surrounding stations is used to produce a two months time series of IWV with a temporal resolution of one hour. Then both GPS and MERIS IWV are used together. The two resulting time series are validated against direct GPS IWV as measured at the station.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd MERIS/(A)ATSR User Workshop
Edition666 SP
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event2nd MERIS/(A)ATSR User Workshop - Frascati, Italy
Duration: 22 Sep 200826 Sep 2008


Conference2nd MERIS/(A)ATSR User Workshop


  • Data fusion
  • Geo-statistics
  • GPS
  • Spatio-temporal
  • Validation
  • Water vapor


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