Articles | Volume 17
Adv. Sci. Res., 17, 79–85, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/asr-17-79-2020
Adv. Sci. Res., 17, 79–85, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/asr-17-79-2020
 
16 Jun 2020
16 Jun 2020

Optimal grid resolution for precipitation maps from commercial microwave link networks

Remco (C. Z.) van de Beek et al.

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High-resolution precipitation observation based on signal attenuation in a Commercial Microwave Link (CML) network is an emerging technique that is becoming more and more used. Here a pragmatic method for estimating the optimal resolution is presented. The method is demonstrated using a CML network and a representative precpitation pattern in Stockholm, Sweden. One application would be feasibility investigations in cities considering starting CML-based precipitation observations.