Estimation of 0deg C Isotherm Height from Vertical Profiles of Reflectivity in Raining Earth-Space Paths
Conference: EuCAP 2009 - 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
03/23/2009 - 03/27/2009 at Berlin, Germany
Proceedings: EuCAP 2009
Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDFPersonal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title
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.