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The impact of spatial-temporal averaging on the dynamic-statistical properties of rain fields

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  • Guangguang Yang
  • David Ndzi
  • Boris Grimont
  • Kevin Paulson
  • Dr Misha Filip
  • Abdul-Hadi Al-Hassani
Knowledge of the spatial-temporal variation of rain fields is required for the planning and optimization of wide area high frequency terrestrial and satellite communication networks. This paper presents data and a method for characterizing multi-resolutions statistical/dynamic parameters describing the spatial-temporal variation of rain fields across ocean climate in North-Western Europe. The data is derived from the NIMROD network of rain radars. The characterizing parameters include: (i) statistical distribution of point one-minute rainfall rates, (ii) spatial and temporal correlation function of rainfall rate and, (iii) the probability of rain/no-rain. The main contributions of this paper are the assessment of the impact of varying spatial and temporal integration lengths on these parameters, their dependencies on the integration volumes and area sizes, and the model for both temporal and spatial correlation parameters.
Original languageEnglish
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Early online date29 Jul 2019
Publication statusEarly online - 29 Jul 2019


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