Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
International Journal of Antennas and Propagation
Volume 2012, Article ID 913596, 4 pages
Research Article

NECOP Propagation Experiment: Rain-Rate Distributions Observations and Prediction Model Comparisons

Department of Physics, Federal University of Technology Akure, P.M.B. 704, Akure, Nigeria

Received 15 February 2012; Accepted 20 May 2012

Academic Editor: Thomas Kürner

Copyright © 2012 J. S. Ojo and S. E. Falodun. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. G. O. Ajayi and E. B. C. Ofoche, “Some tropical rainfall rate characteristics at Ile-Ife for microwave and millimeter wave applications,” Journal of Climate & Applied Meteorology, vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 562–567, 1984. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  2. P. A. Owolabi, T. J. Afullo, and S. B. Mallaga, “Effect of rainfall on millimeter wavelength radio in Gough and Marion Islands,” PIERS Online, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 328–335, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  3. International Telecommunication Union, “Characteristics of precipitation for propagation modeling,” ITU-R Recommendations P.837-6, International Telecommunication Union, Geneva Switzerland, 2012. View at Google Scholar
  4. P. L. Rice and N. R. Holmberg, “Cumulative time statistics of surface-point rainfall rate,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 21, no. 10, pp. 1131–1136, 1973. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  5. F. Moupfouma and L. Martin, “Modeling of the rainfall rate cumulative distribution for the design of satellite and terrestrial communication systems,” International Journal of Satellite Communications, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 105–115, 1995. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  6. J. S. Ojo, M. O. Ajewole, and L. D. Emiliani, “One-minute rain-rate contour maps for microwave-communication-system planning in a tropical country: Nigeria,” IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, vol. 51, no. 5, pp. 82–89, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  7. C. Ito and Y. Hosoya, “Worldwide 1 min rain rate distribution prediction method which uses thunderstorm ratio as regional climatic parameter,” Electronics Letters, vol. 35, no. 18, pp. 1585–1587, 1999. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  8. E. T. Salonen and J. P. V. P. Baptista, “New global rainfall rate model,” in Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Antennas and Propagation, Pub N 14-176-436, pp. 2.182–2.185, April 1997. View at Scopus
  9. J. S. Ojo, “Rain rate statistics and fade distributions at Ka- and Ku band frequencies for microwave propagation in the tropical locations,” The Nigerian Journal of Space Research, vol. 10, pp. 72–80, 2011. View at Google Scholar
  10. J. S. Mandeep and S. I. S. Hassan, “Comparison of 1-minute rainfall rate distributions for tropical and equatorial climates,” Space Communications, vol. 19, no. 3-4, pp. 193–198, 2004. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus