Author: Rolf Dach
The group “Satellite Geodesy” of the Astronomical Institute of the
University of Bern (AIUB) offers the position for a
The focus will be on studying the electron content of the plasmasphere,
the outer region of the co-rotating Earth's upper atmosphere, from GPS
data collected onboard a multitude of low Earth orbiting (LEO)
satellites, e.g. Swarm, Sentinel, and the upcoming COSMIC-2 satellites
additionally also providing GLONASS data.
The work will mainly focus on science issues, but includes technical
issues as well, e.g., LEO orbit determination including improved
pre-processing techniques. Based on clean and properly calibrated slant
TEC pseudo-observations derived from many LEO satellites, the
specification of the 3-D plasmasphere electron density shall be
envisaged. In view of a greatly improved spatial coverage offered by
current LEO satellites, different approaches for reconstructing 3-D
plasmasphere electron densities may be investigated to reduce
dependencies on a priori models to the extent possible.
The complete position description is available athttp://www.bernese.unibe.ch/Stellen/Stellenausschreibung_20161221.pdf
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