Estimation of 0deg C Isotherm Height from Vertical Profiles of Reflectivity in Raining Earth-Space Paths
Konferenz: EuCAP 2009 - 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
23.03.2009 - 27.03.2009 in Berlin, Germany
Tagungsband: EuCAP 2009
Seiten: 5Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDFPersönliche VDE-Mitglieder erhalten auf diesen Artikel 10% Rabatt
Romo, J. A.; Fiel, G.; Fernández, I. (Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, University of the Basque Country, Alda, Urquijo s/n, Bilbao, Spain)
Maruri, M. (Mathematical Applied Department, University of the Basque Country, Alda, Urquijo s/n, Bilbao, Spain)
In order to evaluate precisely the additional rain loss due to precipitation in the design process of Earth-Space telecommunication systems, it is necessary to obtain the effective rain length with the major possible resolution. The aim of the study is the precise determination of 0deg C isotherm height and the boundaries of the bright band in rain situations, based on meteorological radar measurements. In order to identify data affected by bright band in weather radars, as well as to determine bright band height, some algorithms have been applied for the previously characterized Vertical Profiles of Horizontal and Differential Reflectivity.