Articles | Volume 11, issue 7
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 4465–4476, 2018
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 4465–4476, 2018

Research article 26 Jul 2018

Research article | 26 Jul 2018

Rainfall retrieval with commercial microwave links in São Paulo, Brazil

Manuel F. Rios Gaona et al.

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Rainfall estimates from commercial microwave links were obtained for the city of Sao Paulo (Brazil). The results show the potential of such networks as complementary rainfall measurements for more robust networks (e.g. radars, gauges, satellites).