Estimation of rainfall rate from terrestrial microwave link measurements
Watson, R. R. and Hodges, D. D., 2009. Estimation of rainfall rate from terrestrial microwave link measurements. In: Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium: 2009 IEEE International: IGARSS 2009. Vol. 3. IEEE, III263-III266. (International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS))
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The large number of millimetre and microwave terrestrial links that are in operation has lead to the belief that it may be possible to estimate two-dimensional rainfall rate fields. This paper outlines a reconstruction algorithm that can be used to estimate the rainfall field from a number of measurements of path attenuation on terrestrial links. In this paper we adopt a different approach to the regularization of this inverse problem. The main focus of the paper is a description of the retrieval algorithm which is demonstrated through simulation. The approach has been shown to be robust and relatively insensitive to errors and quantisation in the link measurements.
|Item Type||Book Sections|
|Creators||Watson, R. R.and Hodges, D. D.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords||geology, inverse problems, microwave links, microwaves, differential equations, rain, remote sensing|
|Departments||Faculty of Engineering & Design > Electronic & Electrical Engineering|
|Additional Information||2009 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2009. 12-17 July 2009. Cape Town, South Africa.|
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