ROHP-PAZ is a proof-of-concept experiment: for the first time ever, Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Radio Occultation (RO) measurements will be taken at two polarisations, to exploit the potential capabilities of polarimetric radio occultation for detecting and quantifying heavy precipitation events and other de-polarising atmospheric effects (e.g. cloud ice). If the concept is proved, PAZ will mean a new application of the GNSS Radio-Occultation observations, by providing coincident thermodynamic and precipitation information with high vertical resolution within regions with thick clouds.
Senior institute members involved
Meet the senior researchers who lead our participation in the PAZ mission.