Rain height statistics for satellite communication in Malaysia

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Abstract

The calculation of fade margin required for 99.99% of the time availability of satellite link requires the knowledge of rain height. There is a shortage of results on rain height over Malaysian equatorial stations. The results on rain height in relation to 0 °C isotherm height (Hi) over four stations are presented. The variations of 0 °C isotherm heights for two monsoon seasons have been studied based on an analysis of radiosonde. The exceedence probability statistics of rain height are compared between the two seasons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1617-1620
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics
Volume70
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Clouds
  • Equatorial climate
  • Rain height
  • Satellite communications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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Rain height statistics for satellite communication in Malaysia. / Jit Singh, Mandeep Singh.

In: Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Vol. 70, No. 13, 09.2008, p. 1617-1620.

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