0 °C isotherm height for satellite communication in Malaysia

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Abstract

The 0 °C isotherm height is an important parameter for prediction of rain attenuation of microwave and millimeter wave for Earth-space communication. The variations of 0 °C isotherm heights for two monsoon seasons have been studied based on an analysis of radiosonde over three stations. The exceedence probability statistics of rain height are compared between the two seasons. The results on the 0 °C isotherm height can be utilized for the estimation of attenuation of microwave and millimeter wave due to rain over Earth-space paths. Attenuations of radio wave due to rain at frequencies above 10 GHz and above have also been estimated using the 0 °C isotherm height so derived.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)984-989
Number of pages6
JournalAdvances in Space Research
Volume43
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Mar 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Malaysia
satellite communication
Communication satellites
Rain
Isotherms
rain
isotherm
isotherms
communication
Millimeter waves
attenuation
Earth (planet)
millimeter waves
Microwaves
Radiosondes
Radio waves
space communication
microwaves
radiosondes
monsoons

Keywords

  • Radiosonde
  • Rain height
  • Tropical climate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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0 °C isotherm height for satellite communication in Malaysia. / Jit Singh, Mandeep Singh.

In: Advances in Space Research, Vol. 43, No. 6, 16.03.2009, p. 984-989.

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