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Retrieval Algorithm for Rainfall Mapping from Microwave Links in a Cellular Communication Network : Volume 8, Issue 8 (07/08/2015)

By Overeem, A.

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Title: Retrieval Algorithm for Rainfall Mapping from Microwave Links in a Cellular Communication Network : Volume 8, Issue 8 (07/08/2015)  
Author: Overeem, A.
Volume: Vol. 8, Issue 8
Language: English
Subject: Science, Atmospheric, Measurement
Collections: Periodicals: Journal and Magazine Collection, Copernicus GmbH
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2015
Publisher: Copernicus Gmbh, Göttingen, Germany
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Leijnse, H., Uijlenhoet, R., & Overeem, A. (2015). Retrieval Algorithm for Rainfall Mapping from Microwave Links in a Cellular Communication Network : Volume 8, Issue 8 (07/08/2015). Retrieved from http://www.ebooklibrary.org/


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Description: Hydrology and Quantitative Water Management Group, Wageningen University, P.O. Box 47, 6700 AA, Wageningen, the Netherlands. Microwave links in commercial cellular communication networks hold a promise for areal rainfall monitoring and could complement rainfall estimates from ground-based weather radars, rain gauges, and satellites. It has been shown that country-wide rainfall maps can be derived from the signal attenuations of microwave links in such a network. Here we give a detailed description of the employed rainfall retrieval algorithm and provide the corresponding code. Moreover, the code (in the scripting language R) is made available including a data set of commercial microwave links. The purpose of this paper is to promote rainfall monitoring utilizing microwave links from cellular communication networks as an alternative or complementary means for global, continental-scale rainfall monitoring.

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Retrieval algorithm for rainfall mapping from microwave links in a cellular communication network

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