Exploring the terrestrial and space weather using an operational radio occultation satellite constellation - A FORMOSAT-7/COSMIC-2 Special Issue after 1-year on orbit


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The scope of the special issue is to advance our knowledge of the terrestrial and space weather system using the new satellite mission, FORMOSAT-7/COSMIC-2 mission. With the abundant radio occultation observations of both atmosphere and ionosphere after one year on orbit, new science findings, improvements on the global and regional terrestrial and space weather forecast and nowcast could be reached. The secondary payloads, RF beacon and ionosphere velocity meter (IVM) also provide unique chances of constellation observations of the ionosphere irregularities that could impact the satellite communications.

This special issue will come along with the 5th International Conference on GPS Radio Occultation (ICGPSRO) that scientists utilized the FORMOSAT-7/COSMIC-2 data will present their latest results of the applications.

As FORMOSAT-7/COSMIC-2 continue the success of FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC, we also plan to invite a couple review papers on the achievement of the FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC.


Guest Editors 

Charles Lin
Department of Earth Sciences, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
(Executive Guest Editor, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Shu-Chih Yang
Department of Atmospheric Sciences, National Central University, Taiwan

Shu-peng Ben Ho
Center for Weather and Climate Prediction, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USA

Nicholas M. Pedatella
High Altitude Observatory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, USA


Important dates

Manuscript submission deadline: December 15, 2020 -> May 31, 2021

Revision in final form: June 15, 2021

Submit to the TAO office: July 15, 2021

Tentative publication: October, 2021


How to submit your paper

Submission Steps: Register/Log in > Submit New Manuscript > Choose Article Type: Special Issue > Proceed to finish every step

Please select the title of “A FORMOSAT-7/COSMIC-2 Special Issue after 1-year on orbit” in the Section/Category of Special Issue.

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