A RADIOMETEOROLOGICAL STUDY BASED ON DATA FROM MALAYSIA AND AMAZON REGION

  • Kesavan Ulaganathen, Tharek A. Rahman, Jorge L. Cerqueira

Abstract

Based on rain gauge and radar measurements carried out in Malaysia and Amazon
region (Brazil), this paper deals with the description of meteorological factors affecting the radio
wave propagation in low latitude areas. As it will be shown along the paper, in spite of the large
geographical separation between these two countries similar results have been observed. In this
context, the following topics are discussed: a) Climatic classification; b) Rainfall rate features,
including the prediction of annual and worst month cumulative distributions; c) Horizontal and
vertical spatial distribution of precipitation; d) Path length factor and effective rain height
associated, respectively, to terrestrial and Earth-space radio links. The concepts and experimental
data presented here are of fundamental relevance for rain attenuation studies at frequencies above 10
GHz in the equatorial region of the world.

Published
2020-04-13
How to Cite
Kesavan Ulaganathen, Tharek A. Rahman, Jorge L. Cerqueira. (2020). A RADIOMETEOROLOGICAL STUDY BASED ON DATA FROM MALAYSIA AND AMAZON REGION. International Journal of Advanced Science and Technology, 29(7s), 1883-1899. Retrieved from https://sersc.org/journals/index.php/IJAST/article/view/12243