Microwave Noise Temperature and Attenuation of Clouds at Frequencies Below 50 GHz
July 1, 1981
National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA
Jet Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of Technology Pasadena, California
This report presents a general review of cloud types, water particle densities, radiative transfer, attenuation and noise temperature calculations, and examples of basic link signal-to-noise ratio calculations. The results of calculations for twelve different cloud models are presented for frequencies of from l to 50 GHz and elevation angles of 30-degrees and 90-degrees.
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