Accession Number : AD0434836


Title :   COMPARISON OF PRECIPITATION AND TROPOSPHERIC SCATTERING CROSS SECTIONS,


Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF


Personal Author(s) : Fernald,F G ; Dennis,A S


Report Date : Jan 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 31


Abstract : This report provides a means of identifying cases where precipitation scatter becomes predominant on scatter links. Two scattering cross sections, that of gaseous components of the atmosphere ane that of precipitation particles, if present, are derived as functions of path length, beamwidth, frequency, and weather conditions. Results for the case with both antennas directed at the horizon and uniform precipitation in the common volume are summarized on a nomogram for ease in comparing the two scattering cross sections. (Author)


Descriptors :   *TROPOSPHERE , *COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS , SCATTERING , INTERFERENCE , RAINFALL , HAIL , RADAR REFLECTIONS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE