Rain-induced attenuation effects on C-band dual-polarization meteorological radars

Kultegin Aydin, Yang Zhao, Thomas A. Seliga

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    An attenuation correction procedure is proposed and evaluated by simulations using raindrop size distribution obtained from ground-based disdrometer measurements. The results show that under certain conditions it is possible to retrieve C-band reflectivity factor (ZH) and differential reflectivity (ZDR) radar observables affected by attenuation along rain-filled propagation paths. Rainfall rates estimated from ZH and ZDR with and without attenuation correction are compared to determine the effects of attenuation and the capability of the correction procedure to account for it.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)57-66
    Number of pages10
    JournalIEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - 1989

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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