A Study of the Atmospheric Weighting Mean Temperature in Northwest Plateau of China
The data from 11 meteorological radiosonde stations in 5 provinces including Shanxi, Shaanxi, Ningxia, Inner Mongolia and Hebei are divided into 9 different data collections which are used to deduce the linear regression models of atmospheric weighting mean temperature (Tm) for Ground-based GPS precipitable water vapor (PWV) retrieval. These 9 models, together with Bevis model, are used to retrieve the GPS PWV at station BGTY. In comparison with the correlations between the ground-based GPS PWV and radiosonde PWV at this station, the difference between these 10 different models of Tm is analyzed. The results show that the Bevis model of Tm can be used to retrieve the GPS PWV of the regions mentioned above. At the same time, the Tm model computed from the radiosonde measurements of specific regions and seasons can provide more accurate GPS PWV than the Bevis model.
J. J. Zhang et al., "A Study of the Atmospheric Weighting Mean Temperature in Northwest Plateau of China", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 137, pp. 291-296, 2012