Millimeter wave scattering and propagation in rainfall at 94 and 140 GHz

K. Aydin, Y. M. Lure

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    Abstract

    The scattering and propagation properties of millimeter waves at 94- and 140-GHz frequencies in rainfall are investigated. The results for model raindrops with spherical and oblate spheroidal shapes are compared for side-looking and vertical-looking configurations. The significant effects of raindrop shape on the interpretation of the Doppler spectrum for vertical-looking radars are illustrated. Relationships between rainfall rate and radar reflectivity, attenuation, differential attenuation, and differential phase shift at 94- and 140-GHz frequencies are derived and proposed for use in remotely estimating rainfall intensity.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages1047-1050
    Number of pages4
    StatePublished - Dec 1 1990
    Event10th Annual International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium - IGARSS '90 - College Park, MD, USA
    Duration: May 20 1990May 20 1990

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    Other10th Annual International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium - IGARSS '90
    CityCollege Park, MD, USA
    Period5/20/905/20/90

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    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Computer Science Applications
    • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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    Aydin, K., & Lure, Y. M. (1990). Millimeter wave scattering and propagation in rainfall at 94 and 140 GHz. 1047-1050. Paper presented at 10th Annual International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium - IGARSS '90, College Park, MD, USA, .