Estimation of rainfall rate from terrestrial microwave link measurements

Robert R Watson, Duncan D Hodges

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Abstract

The large number of millimetre and microwave terrestrial links that are in operation has lead to the belief that it may be possible to estimate two-dimensional rainfall rate fields. This paper outlines a reconstruction algorithm that can be used to estimate the rainfall field from a number of measurements of path attenuation on terrestrial links. In this paper we adopt a different approach to the regularization of this inverse problem. The main focus of the paper is a description of the retrieval algorithm which is demonstrated through simulation. The approach has been shown to be robust and relatively insensitive to errors and quantisation in the link measurements.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium: 2009 IEEE International: IGARSS 2009
PublisherIEEE
PagesIII263-III266
Volume3
ISBN (Print)9781424433957
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2009
Event2009 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2009, July 12, 2009 - July 17, 2009 - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 1 Jul 2009 → …

Publication series

NameInternational Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Conference

Conference2009 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2009, July 12, 2009 - July 17, 2009
Country/TerritorySouth Africa
CityCape Town
Period1/07/09 → …

Keywords

  • geology
  • inverse problems
  • microwave links
  • microwaves
  • differential equations
  • rain
  • remote sensing

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