Articles | Volume 9, issue 5
Research article
01 Jun 2016
Research article |  | 01 Jun 2016

Retrieval algorithm for rainfall mapping from microwave links in a cellular communication network

Aart Overeem, Hidde Leijnse, and Remko Uijlenhoet

Data sets

The RAINLINK microwave link data set A. Overeem, H. Leijnse, and R. Uijlenhoet

Radar precipitation climatology A. Overeem, H. Leijnse, and R. Uijlenhoet

Short summary
Microwave links in commercial cellular communication networks hold a promise for areal rainfall monitoring and could complement rainfall estimates from ground-based weather radars, rain gauges, and satellites. It has been shown that country-wide rainfall maps can be derived from the signal attenuations of microwave links in such a network. Here we give a detailed description of the employed rainfall retrieval algorithm and the corresponding code, which is freely provided at GitHub.