ESRL Global Systems Division

ESRL Scientist Presents at State Department GPS Talks with Australia

On October 26, ESRL Scientist Seth Gutman will be presenting an invited talk on the use of Global Positioning System (GPS) data in NOAA weather, climate, and space weather activities including research and development. The talk will be presented at the State Department under the auspices of a joint cooperation statement with Australia signed in 2007. The goal of this is to discuss and explore the bilateral cooperative relationship in the use of GPS and Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT). The participants will review opportunities to expand the exchange of GPS data and products to the benefit of both nations.

The State Department is drawing on Dr. Gutman's GPS expertise to brief Australian delegates on the use of GPS for weather, space weather forecasting, and climate monitoring. Gutman is an award-winning researcher in the field of GPS Meteorology who is currently testing the ability to use information he and his team have gleaned about atmospheric water vapor in connection with GPS signals. Their use of innovative instruments (designed at ESRL) aims to improve regional weather forecasts, monitor climate, and verify satellite and balloon measurements.

Government officials from the United States of America and Australia met in Canberra in April 2007 to discuss the bilateral cooperative relationship in the civil use of and regional augmentations to the GPS. NOAA's participation in these bilateral talks is advancing this shared interest.

Contact information
Name: Seth I Gutman
Tel: 303-497-7031