Articles | Volume 11, issue 8
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 4645–4669, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-4645-2018
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 4645–4669, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-4645-2018

Research article 09 Aug 2018

Research article | 09 Aug 2018

A measurement campaign to assess sources of error in microwave link rainfall estimation

Thomas C. van Leth et al.

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We present a campaign to address several error sources associated with rainfall estimates from microwave links in cellular communication networks. The set-up consists of three co-located links, complemented with reference instruments. We investigate events covering different attenuating phenomena: Rainfall, solid precipitation, temperature, fog, antenna wetting due to rain or dew, and clutter.