New Horizons in Occultation Research

Studies in Atmosphere and Climate

  • Andrea Steiner
  • Barbara Pirscher
  • Ulrich Foelsche
  • Gottfried Kirchengast

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. GNSS Occultation: Methodology, Analysis, and Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. Wickert, T. Schmidt, G. Michalak, S. Heise, C. Arras, G. Beyerle et al.
      Pages 3-15
    3. J.J.W. Wilson, J.-P. Luntama
      Pages 27-37
    4. L.B. Cornman, A. Weekley, R.K. Goodrich, R. Frehlich
      Pages 39-48
    5. A. Löscher, K.B. Lauritsen, M. Sørensen
      Pages 49-61
  3. Solar, Lunar, and Stellar Occultation for Atmospheric Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. K. Bramstedt, L.K. Amekudzi, A. Rozanov, H. Bovensmann, J.P. Burrows
      Pages 79-86
    3. L.K. Amekudzi, K. Bramstedt, A. Rozanov, H. Bovensmann, J.P. Burrows
      Pages 87-96
    4. V.F. Sofieva, J. Vira, F. Dalaudier, A. Hauchecorne, the Gomos Team
      Pages 97-107
  4. GNSS Occultation for Atmospheric Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. B. Pirscher, U. Foelsche, M. Borsche, G. Kirchengast
      Pages 131-140
    3. A. de la Torre, P. Alexander, P. Llamedo, T. Schmidt, J. Wickert
      Pages 153-164
    4. A.G. Pavelyev, Y.A. Liou, J. Wickert, V.N. Gubenko, A.A. Pavelyev, S.S. Matyugov
      Pages 165-178
  5. GNSS Occultation for Climate Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. U. Foelsche, B. Pirscher, M. Borsche, A.K. Steiner, G. Kirchengast, C. Rocken
      Pages 181-194
    3. S.S. Leroy, J.A. Dykema, P.J. Gero, J.G. Anderson
      Pages 195-206
    4. A.K. Steiner, G. Kirchengast, M. Borsche, U. Foelsche
      Pages 219-234
    5. F. Ladstädter, A.K. Steiner, B.C. Lackner, G. Kirchengast, P. Muigg, J. Kehrer et al.
      Pages 235-245
    6. B.C. Lackner, A.K. Steiner, F. Ladstädter, G. Kirchengast
      Pages 247-259
  6. Future Occultation Missions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. F. Vespe, G. Perona, V. De Cosmo, M. Petitta, M. Materassi, N. Tartaglione et al.
      Pages 263-273
    3. S. Cho, J. Chung, J. Park, J. Yoon, Y. Chun, S. Lee
      Pages 275-283
    4. M. Dominique, D. Gillotay, D. Fussen, F. Vanhellemont, J.F. Hochedez, W. Schmutz
      Pages 285-293
    5. E.R. Kursinski, D. Ward, A. Otarola, R. Frehlich, C. Groppi, S. Albanna et al.
      Pages 295-313
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 315-316

About this book


This book presents carefully edited and peer-reviewed papers from the 3rd International Workshop on Occultations for Probing Atmosphere and Climate (OPAC-3), held in Graz, Austria. Starting with an overview on occultation methodology and its applications, the topics comprise the use of occultation data in numerical weather prediction and atmospheric wave analysis as well as in climate monitoring and change research. It covers results from current radio occultation missions (CHAMP to Formosat-3/COSMIC) and from solar, lunar, and stellar occultation by the SCIAMACHY and GOMOS instruments onboard ENVISAT. Presenting as well upcoming occultation missions and new concepts, this work provides comprehensive insight and is a key reference on the current status in the field and towards new horizons in occultation research.


Atmosphere and climate science Atmospheric remote sensing Envisat Ionosphere Ionospheric and planetary research Occultation methods Radio and optical occultation TerraSAR-X Tide Weather moisture satellite space weather stellar temperature

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrea Steiner
    • 1
  • Barbara Pirscher
    • 2
  • Ulrich Foelsche
    • 3
  • Gottfried Kirchengast
    • 4
  1. 1.Fak. NaturwissenschaftenUniversität GrazGrazAustria
  2. 2.Wegener Zentrum für Klima undUniversität GrazGrazAustria
  3. 3.Inst. für Geophysik, Astrophysik undUniversität GrazGrazAustria
  4. 4.Inst. für Geophysik, Astrophysik undUniversität GrazGrazAustria

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