COSMIC (Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere & Climate)

1.Which GPS applications most interest you? (Please check all that apply.)
OptionCountPercent
1. High accuracy surveying or positioning for solid-Earth science145.53%
2. Sensing of atmospheric water vapor for meteorology7228.46%
3. Sensing of atmospheric water vapor for hydrology259.88%
4. Sensing of atmospheric water vapor for climatology4116.21%
5. Sensing of ionospheric total electron content114.35%
6. Sensing of atmospheric gravity waves generated by earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, tornadoes, sprites and jets, meteorites and space debris197.51%
7. Upper atmospheric sensing using GPS occultations2911.46%
8. Lower atmospheric sensing using GPS occultations4216.6%
Total253100%
Median:  4.0Minimum value:  1
Total responses:  87Maximum value:  8
3.Have you used space-based or ground-based GPS data or retrieval algorithms?
OptionCountPercent
1. Yes3533.65%
2. No6966.35%
Total104100%
Median:  2.0Minimum value:  1
Total responses:  104Maximum value:  2
4.Have you participated in any GPS-related science meeting(s)?
OptionCountPercent
1. Yes2524.51%
2. No7775.49%
Total102100%
Median:  2.0Minimum value:  1
Total responses:  102Maximum value:  2
5.Are you currently participating in SuomiNet, a university-based national GPS network
for real-time atmospheric sensing funded by the NSF (http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/suominet)?
OptionCountPercent
1. Yes1211.76%
2. No9088.24%
Total102100%
Median:  2.0Minimum value:  1
Total responses:  102Maximum value:  2
6.Have you authored / co-authored any scientific publications that use ground-based or space-based GPS meteorology data or algorithms?
OptionCountPercent
1. Yes2423.3%
2. No7976.7%
Total103100%
Median:  2.0Minimum value:  1
Total responses:  103Maximum value:  2
7.Are those publications based on data provided by UCAR?
OptionCountPercent
1. Yes1116.67%
2. No5583.33%
Total66100%
Median:  2.0Minimum value:  1
Total responses:  66Maximum value:  2
8.Do you believe that UCAR, jointly with the University community, is the appropriate focal point toconduct high-risk satellite science projects?
OptionCountPercent
1. Yes6473.56%
2. No2326.44%
Total87100%
Median:  1.0Minimum value:  1
Total responses:  87Maximum value:  2
9.Are you interested in using data from the COSMIC mission?
OptionCountPercent
1. Yes4039.6%
2. No1514.85%
3. Maybe4645.54%
Total101100%
Median:  2.0Minimum value:  1
Total responses:  101Maximum value:  3
10.Should UCAR place more occultation sounding instruments on missions of opportunity in the future?
OptionCountPercent
1. Yes4650.0%
2. No88.7%
3. Don't know or not sure3841.3%
Total92100%
Median:  1.5Minimum value:  1
Total responses:  92Maximum value:  3
11.What are the most pressing needs in occultation science?
OptionCountPercent
1. More data2314.38%
2. Reliable quality control3018.75%
3. Careful impact analysis106.25%
4. Development of assimilation techniques for the data4025.0%
5. Solving the water vapor "ambiguity" problem2716.88%
6. Don't know or not sure2918.13%
7. Other10.63%
Total160100%
Median:  4.0Minimum value:  1
Total responses:  88Maximum value:  7
13.What are the most pressing needs in ground-based GPS water vapor sensing?
OptionCountPercent
1. More data2516.45%
2. Higher accuracy of water vapor retrieval3221.05%
3. Robustness of slant-path water vapor sensing1912.5%
4. Robustness of single frequency receiver for water vapor sensing117.24%
5. Assimilation of ground-based GPS water vapor data for storm-scale NWP3321.71%
6. Don’t know or not sure2919.08%
7. Other (please specify):31.97%
Total152100%
Median:  3.5Minimum value:  1
Total responses:  83Maximum value:  7