1-Minute Integrated Rain Rate Statistics Estimated from Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission Data

Mohd Aris, Nor Azlan and Lam, Hong Yin and Din, Jafri and Luini , Lorenzo (2013) 1-Minute Integrated Rain Rate Statistics Estimated from Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission Data. IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, 12. pp. 132-135. ISSN 1536-1225

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Abstract

This contribution presents a new model for the prediction of the 1-minute integrated Complementary Cumulative Distribution Function (CCDF) of the rain rate, P(R)1, valid for tropical and equatorial regions (specifically, latitudes ranging from 35°S to 35°N). The proposed model inherits its analytical formulation from the method currently recommended by the International Telecommunication Union – Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) for global P(R)1 prediction (Annex 1 of recommendation P.837-6), but it relies on Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) data, in place of the ERA40 database, for the extraction of the required local meteorological inputs. With respect to the ITU-R model, the proposed model requires a lower number of inputs (2 instead of 3) and, in addition, it shows a better P(R)1 prediction performance when tested against the experimental P(R)1 curves (tropical/equatorial sites) included in the global DBSG3 database of ITU-R.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Electronics and Computer Engineering > Department of Telecommunication Engineering
Depositing User: NOR AZLAN MOHD ARIS
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2013 07:29
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 03:59
URI: http://eprints.utem.edu.my/id/eprint/8832
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