Articles | Volume 14, issue 4
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 2737–2748, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-2737-2021

Special issue: Tropospheric profiling (ISTP11) (AMT/ACP inter-journal SI)

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 2737–2748, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-2737-2021

Research article 08 Apr 2021

Research article | 08 Apr 2021

Improving atmospheric path attenuation estimates for radio propagation applications by microwave radiometric profiling

Ayham Alyosef et al.

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Short summary
Telecommunication is based on the propagation of radio signals through the atmosphere. The signal power diminishes along the path due to atmospheric attenuation, which needs to be estimated to be accounted for. In a study funded by the European Space Agency, we demonstrate an innovative method improving atmospheric attenuation estimates from ground-based radiometric measurements by 10–30 %. More accurate atmospheric attenuation estimates imply better telecommunication services in the future.