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Localization of rainfall and determination its intensity in the lower layers of the troposphere from the measurements of local RF transmitter characteristics

In: Contributions to Geophysics and Geodesy, vol. 46, no. 4
Dušan Podhorský - Peter Fabo
Detaily:
Rok, strany: 2016, 307 - 319
Kľúčové slová:
precipitation, RF transmitter, SART method, radar measurements, hazardous weather phenomena
O článku:
The article deals with a method of acquiring the temporal and spatial distribution of local precipitation from measurement of performance characteristics of local sources of high frequency electromagnetic radiation in the 1–3 GHz frequency range in the lower layers of the troposphere up to 100 m. The method was experimentally proven by monitoring the GSM G2 base stations of cell phone providers in the frequency range of 920–960 MHz using methods of frequential and spatial diversity reception. Modification of the SART method for localization of precipitation was also proposed. The achieved results allow us to obtain the timeframe of the intensity of local precipitation in the observed area with a temporal resolution of 10 sec. A spatial accuracy of 100 m in localization of precipation is expected, after a network of receivers is built. The acquired data can be used as one of the inputs for meteorological forecasting models, in agriculture, hydrology as a supplementary method to ombrograph stations and measurements for the weather radar network, in transportation as part of a warning system and in many other areas.

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Podhorský, D., Fabo, P. 2016. Localization of rainfall and determination its intensity in the lower layers of the troposphere from the measurements of local RF transmitter characteristics. In Contributions to Geophysics and Geodesy, vol. 46, no.4, pp. 307-319.

APA:
Podhorský, D., Fabo, P. (2016). Localization of rainfall and determination its intensity in the lower layers of the troposphere from the measurements of local RF transmitter characteristics. Contributions to Geophysics and Geodesy, 46(4), 307-319.