A collection of contributions from many experts from space research institutions in a joint US-Taiwan project, COSMIC - Application of Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere and Climate. The COSMIC project data complements other observing systems and aims to improve global weather analyses. These improved data analyses and forecasts will provide significant benefits to aviation and other industries that accurate meteorological forecast are needed . The COSMIC project is a science experience to demonstrate the utility of atmospheric limb surroundings from a constellation of eight low-earth orbiting satellites in operational weather prediction, space weather monitoring and space geodesy.
A History of GPS Sounding.- COSMIC System Description.- The GPS Radio Occultation Technique.- Applications of COSMIC to Meteorology and Climate.- Assimilation of GPS Radio Occultation Data for Numerical Weather Prediction.- The Application of COSMIC Data to Global Change Research.- Weather and Climate Research in Taiwan Potential Application of GPS/MET Data.- COSMIC GPS Ionospheric Sensing and Space Weather.- The Tiny Ionospheric Photometer: An Instrument for Measuring Ionospheric Gradients for the COSMIC Constellation.- Atmospheric Studies with the Tri-Band Beacon Instrument on the COSMIC Constellation.