5 October 1999 Microwave attenuation measurements in satellite-ground links: spectral analysis for water vapor profile retrieval
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In this paper we address the problem of estimating vertical profiles of atmospheric water vapor by means of attenuation measurements simultaneously made at different frequencies along a vertical satellite-ground link. The operating frequencies are those around the spectral absorption lines of water vapor at 22.235 GHz, the number of frequencies depending on the required vertical detail. A simulation is presented of such a system, based on a atmospheric propagation model and on radiosonde data providing true profiles of temperature, pressure and water vapor.
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Fabrizio Cuccoli, Simone Tanelli, Luca Facheris, Stefano Migliorini, Dino Giuli, "Microwave attenuation measurements in satellite-ground links: spectral analysis for water vapor profile retrieval", Proc. SPIE 3763, Propagation and Imaging through the Atmosphere III, (5 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.363618; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.363618
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