Cloud-cover statistics and cloud attenuation at KA-and V-bands for satellite systems design in tropical wet climate

Temidayo Victor Omotosho, Mandeep Singh Jit Singh, Mardina Abdullah

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Abstract

Cloud-cover statistics, low cloud base height, frequency of precipitation, 0° C isothermal height, and integrated cloud liquid water and cloud attenuation have been obtained for the tropical rain forest climatic zone of Africa. The cumulative distribution of integrated cloud liquid water content shows a departure from the ITU-R model. A comparison of cloud attenuation at Ka-and V-bands show that the ITU-R model underestimates the attenuation up to about 1.7 and 2.3 dB at 30 and 50 GHz, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6053995
Pages (from-to)1194-1196
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters
Volume10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Systems analysis
Statistics
Satellites
Liquids
Water content
Rain
Water

Keywords

  • Cloud base height
  • frequency of precipitation
  • Ka-and V-bands
  • total cloud cover and attenuation

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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