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The functional correlation between rainfall rate and extinction coefficient for frequencies from 3 to 10 GHzThe relationship between the rainfall rate (R) obtained from radiometric brightness temperatures and the extinction coefficient (k sub e) is investigated by computing the values of k sub e over a wide range of rainfall rates, for frequencies from 3 to 25 GHz. The results show that the strength of the relation between the R and the k sub e values exhibits considerable variation for frequencies at this range. Practical suggestions are made concerning the selection of particular frequencies for rain measurements to minimize the error in R determinations.
Document ID
19920039966
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Jameson, A. R. (Applied Research Corp. Landover, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 15, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1990
Subject Category
METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS5-30083
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS5-30303
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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