Refractivity Gradients in the Northern Hemisphere,
OFFICE OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS BOULDER COLO INST FOR TELECOMMUNICATION SCIENCES
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The continued expansion of microwave radio links and the resulting congestion have increased the need for better performance estimates. In the evaluation of refractivity effects, the designer may wish to consider the average gradients at specific locations for different seasons, as well as diurnal changes. This report presents graphs showing the cumulative probability distributions of the atmospheric radio refractivity gradients in the ground-based 100-m layer for 87 stations in the Northern Hemisphere. These are based on climatological data from radiosonde observations, and show the average conditions in one month of each season. A limited number of diurnal comparisons are included, as well as information on the climate of each site.
- Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
- Radio Communications