A rainrate-attenuation-reflectivity relation for use in the spaceborne and airborne sensing of rain

Robert J. Watson, Anthony R. Holt, Virginie Marécal, Jacques Testud

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Abstract

A relationship linking rainfall rate with powers of radar reflectivity and specific attenuation is considered. It is shown that at frequencies used for the spaceborne monitoring of rain, such a relationship exists that is relatively insensitive to dropsize distribution (dsd) and temperature over a wide range of rainrates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1447-1450
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
Volume37
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Keywords

  • Radar
  • Rainfall
  • Spaceborne sensing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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