Figurski Mariusz

Figurski Mariusz
Gdansk University of Technology · Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Introduction
In my research I concentrates on geodetic, meteorology and geodynamic applications as well as on satellite navigation systems. I am a specialist in numerical elaboration of GNSS observations and in the application of numerical weather models (WRF, COAMPS). I was responsible for establishing geodetic control network (WSSG, POLREF, EUREF-POL, EUVN) by means of GPS satellite technique.
Additional affiliations
October 2019 - present
National Institute of Hydrology and Water Management
Position
  • Head of Department
April 2017 - present
Gdansk University of Technology
Position
  • Professor (Full)
September 2012 - August 2016
Military University of Technology
Position
  • Vice-Rector for University Development
Education
October 1992 - February 1995
Warsaw University of Technology
Field of study
  • geodesy and cartography
July 1984 - June 1989
Military University of Technology
Field of study
  • electromechanics, geodesy

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Publications (191)
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Due to climate change and associated longer and more frequent droughts, the risk of forest fires increases. To address this, the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management implemented a system for forecasting fire weather in Poland. The Fire Weather Index (FWI) system, developed in Canada, has been adapted to work with meteorological fields deri...
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This paper addresses the subject of inter-annual variability of the tropical precipitable water vapor (PWV) derived from 18 years of global navigation satellite system (GNSS) observations. Non-linear trends of retrieved GNSS PWV were investigated using the singular spectrum analysis (SSA) along with various climate indices. For most of the analyzed...
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Precise simulations of severe weather events are a challenge in the era of changing climate. By performing simulations correctly and accurately, these phenomena can be studied and better understood. In this paper, we have verified how different initial and boundary conditions affect the quality of simulations performed using the Weather Research an...
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Introduction: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. Objectives: We aimed to analyze the correlation between six different meteorological parameters and the dynamics of the COVID-19 epidemic in 16 administrative regions (voivodeships) of Poland. Patients and methods: Current analysis was...
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The role of renewable energy sources in the Polish power system is growing. The highest share of installed capacity goes to wind and solar energy. Both sources are characterized by high variability of their power output and very low dispatchability. Taking into account the nature of the power system, it is, therefore, imperative to predict their fu...
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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The role of environmental factors in COVID-19 transmission is unclear. This study aimed to analyze the correlation between meteorological conditions (temperature, relative humidity, sunshine duration, wind speed) and dynamics of the COVID-19 pandemic in Po...
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This part of the Polish National Report concerns research on Satellite Geodesy performed in Poland from 2018 to 2020. The activity of the Polish institutions in the field of satellite geodesy and navigation are focused on the several main fields: global and regional GPS and SLR measurements in the frame of International GNSS Service (IGS), Internat...
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The Polish power system is undergoing a slow process of transformation from coal to one that is renewables dominated. Although coal will remain a fundamental fuel in the coming years, the recent upsurge in installed capacity of photovoltaic (PV) systems should draw significant attention. Owning to the fact that the Polish Transmission System Operat...
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The Central European GNSS Research Network (CEGRN) collects GNSS data since 1994 from contributors which today include 42 Institutions in 33 Countries. CEGRN returns a dataset of coordinates and velocities computed according to international standards and the most recent processing procedures and recommendations. We provide a dataset of 1229 positi...
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Nowadays, one of the techniques that meets the increasing requirements of meteorologist in terms of monitoring of severe weather events is global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), which can provide information about the tropospheric state independently of the weather conditions and even in real time. In this paper we present the usage of GNSS se...
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This study is the continuation of the Authors’ research presented at the Astronomy and Space Physics International Conference at the Kyiv University in 2018. We attempted to pass from research of separate ionospheric events to classification of the various types of periodic structures observed on the TEC maps. In addition, we associate them with th...
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A state of the ionosphere can be effectively studied using electromagnetic signals received from global navigation satellite systems (GNSS). Utilization of the dual frequency observations allows estimating values of the total electron content (TEC). They can be used for a number of scientific studies such as detection and monitoring of traveling io...
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In this study processing of observations from the European satellite navigation system Galileo derived from the Polish network of reference stations VRSNet.pl are presented. About 50 stations from the EUREF Permanent Network (EPN) were also included. Positioning results in the differential and non-differential mode were obtained using the Bernese G...
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This part of the Polish National Report on Satellite Geodesy is the report of works on advanced space techniques performed in Poland in a period of a time from 2016 to 2018. The activity of the Polish institutions in the field of satellite geodesy and navigation are concentrated on the several main tasks: global and regional GPS and SLR measurement...
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The ionosphere and plasmasphere response was analyzed using TEC variation maps over the Central Europe. Each map with a spatial resolution of about 50km was calculated by special processing of two-frequency signals from one satellite near the zenith. The time between successive maps showing TEC variations - deviations from smoothed regional values,...
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Advanced processing of collected global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) observations allows for the estimation of zenith tropospheric delay (ZTD), which in turn can be converted to the integrated water vapour (IWV). The proper estimation of GNSS IWV can be affected by the adopted GNSS processing strategy. To verify which of its elements cause d...
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Książka prezentuje nowe dane i zupełnie nowe spojrzenie na kulturę i duchowość megalityczną. Jest to chyba pierwsza dostępna na naszym rynku publikacja kompleksowo opisująca wierzenia związane z megalitami. Impulsem do jej napisania było domniemanie, że była to duchowość natury oraz ścisłego powiązania człowieka z kosmosem, co w miarę zbierania i a...
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Substantial variations of magnetospheric electron fluxes of low and intermediate energies at an altitude of ~ 800 km at different phases of the geomagnetic storm were investigated. The ionosphere and plasmasphere response was analyzed using TEC variation maps over the Central Europe. A concept of the connection of TEC variations above the Central E...
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The article presents the spatial pattern analysis of the ASG-EUPOS permanent GNSS stations in Poland. Using different methods and tools (nearest neighbour, Riplay’s K-function, morphology of Thiessen polygons) we proved that the station distribution model changes within scales. At short distances up to 65 km, which are typical lengths in the networ...
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Thermal emission of atmospheric water vapor has a great influence on the calibration of radio astronomical observations at millimeter wavelengths. The phenomenon of an atmospheric water vapor emits noise signal and attenuates astronomical emission. At 22 GHz, integrated water vapor (IWV) obtained from global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) is s...
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Pomiar deformacji 32-metrowej anteny radioteleskopu RT4 w Piwnicach jest początkiem badań, które mają na celu opracowanie szybkiej i skutecznej metody badania deformacji grawitacyjnych czaszy anteny radioteleskopu oraz sposobu jej rektyfikacji. Dokładność pomiarów radioteleskopem w dużej mierze zależy od poprawności wykonania czaszy radioteleskopu,...
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Substantial variations of magnetospheric electron fluxes of low and intermediate energies at an altitude of ~ 800 km at different phases of the geomagnetic storm were investigated. The ionosphere and plasmasphere response was analyzed using TEC variation maps over the Central Europe. A concept of the connection of TEC variations above the Central E...
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The technique of the orthogonal projection of ionosphere electronic content variations for mapping total electron content (TEC) allows us to visualize ionospheric irregularities. For the reconstruction of global ionospheric characteristics, numerous global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receivers located in different regions of the Earth are us...
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Development of the space geodesy techniques, including Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), allows to use products from advanced processing of their observations not only for the navigation, but also for the atmospheric research purpose. Nowadays, there are GNSS stations, which have been collecting observations for even 20 years and therefor...
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Modern weather forecast models are very complex computational systems which require the use of supercomputer solutions. They are based on the so-called primary equations describing major processes occurring in the atmosphere, including hydrodynamic and thermal processes. Differential equations describing these processes are solved on special numeri...
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In January 2017, the new realization of the International Terrestrial Reference Frame (ITRF) – ITRF2014, was released. Besides the higher accuracy and consistency of the new frame, an entirely new element – the post seismic deformation-was included. Moreover, the definition of the fundamental points has also been changed. All changes related to the...
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Development of Galileo navigation system has caused that it is increasingly used in various areas. One of the most important of them is precise positioning of the reference networks. In this paper we present the impact of Galileo observations on the differential precise positioning as well as ambiguities resolution of selected GNSS stations. We tes...
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In this study we present analysis of the impact of Galileo observations on the ZTD and tropospheric gradients estimation. The tropospheric parameters were obtained in various scenarios, which differ from each other only in used satellite systems: Galileo-only, GPS-only, GPS/Galileo, GPS/GLONASS and GPS/GLONASS/Galileo. Then, comparative analysis be...
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In January 2014, the new International Terrestrial Reference Frame – ITRF2014, was released. It has been developed, like the previous version (ITRF2008), based on the measurements carried out by four space geodetic techniques: Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI), Satellite Laser Ranging (SLR), Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and Dop...
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In the frame of European Union, the Galileo civil navigation system has been developing, since 1999. The main goal of this system is to obtain independence from the US monopoly in the field of satellite navigation. The unit responsible for the construction and implementation of Galileo is the European Space Agency (ESA), which is supported by the C...
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In the 1999, the European Union have started to develop the new global and civilian navigation system, called Galileo. Its satellite constellation still does not provide full global coverage (14 satellites in January 2017) but on 15th December 2016, the European Commission announced the Early Operational Capability (EOC) of the system, what allowed...
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In January 2017 a new redefinition of ITRF (ITRF2014) was introduced. It is characterized by high internal consistency with the previous (ITRF2008). This is evidenced by the lack of global transformation parameters between these redefinitions, IGb08 and IGS14. Our analysis showed that the differences between ITRF2008 and ITRF2014 are minor. Despite...
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Multiposition radio sounding of the near-Earth plasma, by the signals of global navigation satellite system (GNSS), can be efficiently used for studying the ionospheric processes. This became possible due to development of the networks of dual-frequency receivers, which originally were designed for geodetic and navigation tasks [1]. Using the techn...
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Each of the GPS time series that describe changes of topocentric components consists of a deterministic and a stochastic part, which character influences the errors of the deterministic parameters. When concerned with the uncertainties of reliable velocities of permanent satellite station systems, surveys that estimate and take into account any dep...
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W prezentacji przedstawiono syntetyczny przekrój badań z obszaru bezpieczeństwa, które były prowadzone przez ostatnie lata w Wojskowej Akademii Technicznej.
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The paper concerns investigation of the credibility of tectonic interpretation of GNSS strain rates. The analysis was focused on stable regions, where the crustal deformations are small and the reliability of GNSS velocities is questionable. We are showing how the unreliable motion of stations affects calculated strains around them. We expressed di...
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The main purpose of this research was to acquire information about consistency of ZTD (zenith total delay) linear trends and seasonal components between two consecutive GPS reprocessing campaigns. The analysis concerned two sets of the ZTD time series which were estimated during EUREF (Reference Frame Sub-Commission for Europe) EPN (Permanent Netwo...
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In Poland, currently exist four local GNSS reference networks - national ASG-EUPOS and three commercial: TPI NETpro, SmartNet and VRSNet.pl. In total, they consist more than 350 stations, which coordinates stability has been monitoring by Centre of Applied Geomatics at Military University of Technology (CAG MUT) since 2013. Stations coordinates and...
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At the end of 2015 at the Military University of Technology the project ”Development of Satellite Observatory of Centre of Applied Geomatics at Military University of Technology” has been completed. It was realized within the Regional Operational Programme of the Mazovian district 2007-2013 and its total value amounted to almost 1 100 000 EUR (fund...
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Traveling ionospheric disturbances (TIDs) are relatively stable spatial structures characterized by a certain distribution of the electron concentration, which moves as a whole, especially in the horizontal direction. In most cases, TIDs are associated with atmospheric gravity waves and are expected to be a quasi-wave. One of effective and modern m...
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Traveling ionospheric disturbances (TIDs) - this is quite established term for a relatively stable spatial structures, which are characterized by a certain distribution of the electron concentration and are moved as a whole, especially in the horizontal direction. In most cases TIDs are associated with atmospheric gravity waves (AGW) and are expect...
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The issue of using PPP method in position determination was formed in 1997. In most developed methods, ionospheric-free linear combination is used in order to eliminate the impact of the ionospheric delay. However, this approach does not provide the directly determination of the total value of the ambiguities, and the ambiguities for the individual...
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Currently the substantial successes in high-resolution ionospheric mapping is declared in many publications. Nevertheless, up to now there are no examples of dynamic visualization of TEC disturbances on regional scale with as high resolution as tropospheric models. Over the years, ionosphere has been modeling basing on the simple assumption, that i...
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The main purpose of this research was to acquire information about consistency of the ZTD (Zenith Tropospheric Delay) linear trends and seasonal components between two consecutive GPS reprocessing campaigns. The analysis concerned two sets of the ZTD time series which were estimated during EPN (EUREF Permanent Network) reprocessing campaigns accord...
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Celem realizacji badań opisanych w ramach niniejszej monografii było opracowanie modelu współczesnych deformacji powierzchni litosfery na obszarze Europy Środkowej i Polski na podstawie sieci permanentnych stacji geodezyjnych ASG-EUPOS i EPN (EUREF Permanent Network), analiza pod kątem ich przydatności do badań dynamiki powierzchni Ziemi, jak równi...
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A b s t r a c t The GPS system can play an important role in activities related to the monitoring of climate. Long time series, coherent strategy, and very high quality of tropospheric parameter Zenith Tropospheric Delay (ZTD) estimated on the basis of GPS data analysis allows to investigate its usefulness for climate research as a direct GPS produ...
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Współpraca Wojskowej Akademii Technicznej z polskim przemysłem ma ponad 60-letnią historię. Oparta jest na przedsięwzięciach naukowo-badawczych i biznesowych, związanych z realizacją wspólnych projektów, programów badawczo-rozwojowych i wdrożeniowych w obszarze obronności i bezpieczeństwa państwa. To także wymiana doświadczeń, rozwiązywanie bieżący...
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Nowadays there are almost 400 GNSS reference stations in Poland. They belong to 4 nationwide networks-ASG-EUPOS managed by Polish Head Office of Geodesy and Cartography and three managed by private companies. On one hand these networks support the maintenance of ETRF2000 in Poland and on other hand their independent solutions improve the reliabilit...