AGU Fall Meeting

The annual fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), expected to draw a crowd of more than 15,000 geophysicists from around the world, will feature a special section on "Future of Global Navigation Satellite Systems and Their Impact on Geodetic and Geophysical Applications" (GO8). Session G08 Description: The availability of modernized GPS, the upcoming Galileo and a revitalized Glonass will offer many exciting opportunities and challenges in the field of geosciences in the next decade. The session will address these opportunities starting from the GNSS systems status and performance point of view up to the level of future applications, for example atmosphere monitoring, altimetry from reflected signals, or GNSS time transfer. Presentations may deal with the use of new GNSS signals but also solutions that allow in the future for a close to real-time delivery of geoscience results due to new GNSS data processing techniques, and scientific contributions that cover the broad area of innovative geodetic GNSS-positioning techniques such as high precision Real-Time Kinematic (RTK), Precise Point Positioning (PPP) or multi-carrier Ambiguity Resolution (TCAR, MCAR). Session conveners are Robert Weber, Institute of Geodesy&Geophysics, University of Technology, Vienna, Austria, and Larry Hothem, U.S. Geological Survey.