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Tsuda, T., Heki, K., Miyazaki, S. et al. GPS meteorology project of Japan —Exploring frontiers of geodesy—. Earth Planet Sp 50, i–v (1998).

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  • Global Position System
  • Japan Meteorological Agency
  • Global Position System Data
  • Atmospheric Water Vapor
  • Tropospheric Delay