Rader Reflectivity Profile Classified by Rain Types

Yoji FURUHAMA  Toshio IHARA  Hisao INUKI  Nobuyoshi FUGONO  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS (1976-1990)   Vol.E63   No.6   pp.437-438
Publication Date: 1980/06/25
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Print ISSN: 0000-0000
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Antenna and Propagation

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Profiles of radar Z-factor are presented which are obtained from the C-band radar along the path Kashima to the ETS- satellite during May 1977 to April 1978. The whole data are classified into three rainfall types of the stratus, the cumulus, and the others, where the time percentages for these types are 45, 10, and 45, respectively. There exists a characteristics difference between the stratus and the cumulus with respect to the profile.