VAP : SuomiNet Global Positioning System (SUOMIGPS)

Instrument Categories
Atmospheric Profiling

General Overview

SuomiNet (named to honor meteorological satellite pioneer Verner Suomi) is a network of GPS receivers to provide real-time atmospheric precipitable water vapor measurements and other geodetic and meteorological information. ARM has built geodetic monuments for Suominet GPS receivers across the SGP locale. For more details, see the External Data Center web page.

Output Products

Primary Measurements

The following measurements are those considered scientifically relevant.


Southern Great Plains
SGPX1 Browse DataExternal Data (satellites and others)


Richard Wagener
Brookhaven National Laboratory
(631) 344-5886

Lynn Ma
Brookhaven National Laboratory
(631) 344-3813