Russian Physics Journal

, Volume 61, Issue 3, pp 525–533 | Cite as

Influence of the Atmospheric Phenomena on the Tropospheric Delay of Satellite Navigation Signals

  • F. N. ZakharovEmail author
  • S. A. Mikhailenko
  • D. V. Timoshin

An error in calculating the tropospheric delay of satellite navigation signals is estimated for different atmospheric phenomena. As atmospheric phenomena, different precipitation types (hydrometeors) and electrical phenomena (thunderstorms and summer lightning) are considered. The tropospheric delay is calculated for the Saastamoinen and Hopfield models with the vertical profiles of the atmospheric meteorological parameters obtained by aerological sounding. The error of the given methods is determined by a comparison of the calculated and true values of the zenith tropospheric delays. The influence of the atmospheric phenomena on the error value is analyzed.


tropospheric delay atmospheric phenomena Saastamoinen model Hopfield model aerological sounding global navigation satellite systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. N. Zakharov
    • 1
    Email author
  • S. A. Mikhailenko
    • 1
  • D. V. Timoshin
    • 1
  1. 1.Tomsk State University of Control Systems and RadioelectronicsTomskRussia

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