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An Algorithm For Estimating Cloud Attenuation At Millimeter Wavelengths
Author(s): Edward E. Altshuler; Richard A. Marr
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Paper Abstract

Total atmospheric attenuation under conditions of cloud cover was measured at frequencies of 15 and 35 GHz using the sun as a source. Over 300 sets of data were collected at each frequency. An algorithm for estimating the slant path attenuation under conditions of cloud cover as a function of elevation angle, frequency and surface absolute humidity was derived.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 November 1989
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 1039, 13th Intl Conf on Infrared and Millimeter Waves, (18 November 1989);
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Edward E. Altshuler, Rome Air Development Center (United States)
Richard A. Marr, Rome Air Development Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1039:
13th Intl Conf on Infrared and Millimeter Waves
Richard J. Temkin, Editor(s)

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