GNSS As Signals-of-Opportunity for Ionosphere, Atmosphere, Ocean Surface, and Land Cover Remote Sensing

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oin us for a virtual distinguished lecture by Dr. Jade Morton, who will discuss her research. We plan this to be the first in-person chapter meeting in two years, so other items of interest might be discussed.

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  • Date: 02 Nov 2022
  • Time: 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
  • All times are (UTC-07:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada)
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  • Boulder, Colorado
  • United States 80309
  • Building: DLC
  • Room Number: 1B70
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  • Starts 18 October 2022 06:23 PM
  • Ends 02 November 2022 05:30 PM
  • All times are (UTC-07:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada)
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Dr. Jade Morton of University of Colorado


GNSS As Signals-of-Opportunity for Ionosphere, Atmosphere, Ocean Surface, and Land Cover Remote Sensing

GPS/GNSS has impacted nearly every aspect of our modern society. Yet, it relies on extremely low power signals traversing a vast space to reach receivers on the Earth surface.  Numerous factors interfere with the signals along their propagation path, including ionosphere plasma, moisture in the lower troposphere, and multipath reflections from Earth surface.  Understanding these effects on navigation signals is prerequisite for developing robust navigation technologies.  Moreover, these effects enable satellite navigation signals to function as signals-of-opportunity for low-cost, distributed, passive sensing of the signal propagation environments.  This presentation will discuss the effects of space and local environments on satellite navigation signals, followed by the latest technology development to mitigate these effects, and finally case studies demonstrating the powerful applications of the satellite navigation signals for space weather monitoring, atmospheric profiling, ocean wind retrieval, and precision altimetry measurements over ocean, sea ice, inland water bodies, and land cover.


Dr. Jade Morton is the Helen and Hubert Croft Professor and Director of the Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research at the University of Colorado Boulder.  Her research expertise lies at the intersection of satellite navigation technology and remote sensing of the ionosphere, troposphere, and Earth surface.  She received her PhD in EE from Penn State and was an Electrical Engineering Professor at Colorado State University and Miami University before she joined CU.  She is a recipient of the IEEE Richard Kershner award, and Institute of Navigation’s Burka, Kepler, Thurlow, and Distinguished Service award. She is a fellow of the IEEE, the Institute of Navigation, and the Royal Institute of Navigation.

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