Comparison of GPS slant wet delay measurements with model simulations during the passage of a squall line

Slant wet delay (SWD) measurements from a ground-based GPS observation network provide accurate, high-resolution moisture information for mesoscale analysis. In this study, we compared SWD simulated from a 9-km MM5 model in a prefrontal squall line event against actual GPS SWD observations by NOAA's GPS network. We found that the model simulation did not capture abrupt moisture changes and small-scale variations observed in the nonisotropic component of slant wet delays associated with the squall line. This result suggests that SWD measurements can be very useful in improving model moisture analysis.

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Author Ha, So-Young
Kuo, Ying-Hwa
Guo, Yong-Run
Rocken, Chris
Van Hove, Teresa
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Library
Publication Date 2002-12-10T00:00:00
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Suggested Citation Ha, So-Young, Kuo, Ying-Hwa, Guo, Yong-Run, Rocken, Chris, Van Hove, Teresa. (2002). Comparison of GPS slant wet delay measurements with model simulations during the passage of a squall line. UCAR/NCAR - Library. Accessed 15 June 2024.

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