FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC

FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC
After completing the module the learner will be able to: 1) Describe the history of radio occultation. 2) State the principle of radio occultation and why it is so effective for Earth. 3) Describe the inversion of radio occultation data and the information derived. 4) State how radio occultation data has been validated with other data sources. 5) Describe the advantage of the open-loop versus phased-locked-loop tracking method. 6) State how radio occultation aids in the measurement of the planetary boundary layer. 7) List significant satellite missions and explain their contributions to radio occultation. 8) Describe the main features of the FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC mission. 9) List the payloads of FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC mission and describe what each does. 10) Explain how radio occultation will help monitoring and forecasting of weather. 11) Explain how radio occultation will help monitoring and forecasting of climate. 12) Explain how radio occultation will help monitoring and forecasting of space weather. 13) Describe the responsibilities of the CDAAC in the processing and flow of data. 14) Explain how and where to get archived or real-time radio occultation data.