IGS Session at AGU 2018
June 28, 2018 • 2468 Views

The International GNSS Service (IGS) will be organizing a session at this year’s American Geophysical Union (AGU) in Washington, DC. The Session, number G021: “Scientific Applications Enabled by the International GNSS Service (IGS) and by Improvements to GNSS Products,” is being convened by IGS former Governing Board member Geoffrey Blewitt of the University of Nevada Reno, USA, and IGS Governing Board and Executive Committee member Rolf Dach of the University of Bern, Switzerland.

The description of the session is as follows: “For nearly 25 years, products of the International GNSS Service (IGS) have increasingly enabled a broad diversity of scientific applications, such as Earth rotation, tectonophysics, seismology and the earthquake cycle, glaciology and glacial isostatic adjustment, global environmental change, sea level, terrestrial water storage, time transfer, space weather and atmospheric science, natural hazards and tsunami early warning, and fundamental physics. The recent inclusion of Galileo (Europe) and Beidou (China) to the established GNSS – GPS(US) and GLONASS (Russia) – will eventually increase the number of satellites to >100, offering potential new scientific applications. Moreover, the continuous development and improvement of IGS products in this fast-moving field with new GNSS satellites, systems, signals, models, and GNSS data analysis methodology is a scientific challenge. For this session we solicit presentations on scientific applications that are enabled by IGS products, and on improvements to quality and breadth of GNSS products that will enable new science.”

The session description and additional details may be found on the AGU website here. It is categorized under the Geodesy section, Earth Interior neighborhood, and Data & Emerging Technologies SWIRL theme. It is cross-listed with tectonophysics, seismology, natural hazards, and cryosphere events.

The IAG Global Geodetic Observing System, of which IGS is a component, will also be hosting a session on essential geodesy. The session conveners are led by Kosuke Heki of Hokkaido University, Japan; with Michael Pearlman of the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, USA; Matthias Madzak of the Federal Office of Metrology and Surveying, Austria; and Richard Gross of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA. Learn more about this session here.

AGU abstracts may be submitted until 1stof August 2018 via the AGU abstract submission form.

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