Strong Fluctuation Theory for Scattering, Attenuation, and Transmission of Microwaves through Snowfall,
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LAB OF ELECTRONICS
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The strong fluctuation theory is applied to the study of the atmospheric snowfall which is modeled as a layer of random discrete-scatters medium. As functions of size distribution, fractional volume, and radius of scatterers, we illustrate the relationship between the reflectivity factor and the precipitation rate, the attenuation of the centimeter and millimeter waves, and the line-of-sight transmission of coherent and incoherent wave components. The theoretical results are shown to match favorably with experimental data.
- Radiofrequency Wave Propagation