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Table 2 A list of upcoming VGOS stations (Hase and Pedreros 2014) which are located within the area where the third station scheduled in a tag-along mode provides an improvement to the UT1–UTC estimated from the INT1 and INT2 sessions

From: Identifying optimal tag-along station locations for improving VLBI Intensive sessions

  INT1 INT2 INT1 \(\cap\) INT2
Area \(\beta\) Area \(\beta\) Area \(\beta\)
Wettzell (VGOS) (Wz) A 0.81 A 0.79 A 0.80
Onsala (On) A 0.80 A 0.81 A 0.81
Metsähovi (Mh) A 0.79 A 0.84 A 0.82
Ny-Ålesund (Ny) A 0.81 A 0.83 A 0.82
Svetloe (Sv) A 0.80 A 0.85 A 0.83
Kazan (Kz) A 0.79 A 0.88 A 0.84
Gilmore Creek (Gc) A 0.73 B 0.73 B 0.73
Badary (Bd) B 0.79 A 0.86 B 0.82
Zelenchukskaya (Zc) B 0.79 A 0.86 B 0.83
Ussuriysk (Uy) C 0.77 A 0.79 C 0.78
Yebes (Yb) C 0.83 B 0.83 C 0.83
Ishioka (Is) A 0.77
Sejong (Sj) A 0.80
Seshan (Sh) A 0.83
Nanshan (Nh) A 0.88
Kokee (VGOS) (Kk) A 0.68
McDonald (Md) C 0.77
Greenbelt (Gg) C 0.81
Westford (Wf) C 0.81
Flores (Fl) C 0.84
Santa Maria (Sm) C 0.84
Tenerife (Tf) C 0.86
  1. For each station the following attributes are listed: the grids (INT1, INT2, or INT1 \(\cap\) INT2) in which the station is found and the corresponding areas (A, B, C) and an interpolated \(\beta\)-value of the UT1–UTC on the grid