Journal of Communications Technology and Electronics

, Volume 55, Issue 11, pp 1260–1263

Identification of rains by the depolarization of centimeter radio waves in radio-occultation satellite paths

  • E. V. Sukhonin
Electrodynamics and Wave Propagation

DOI: 10.1134/S1064226910110082

Cite this article as:
Sukhonin, E.V. J. Commun. Technol. Electron. (2010) 55: 1260. doi:10.1134/S1064226910110082


It is shown that the dependences of the depolarization of radio waves in rains along satellite-satellite radio-occultation paths on the height of the beam line in the troposphere can be used for the identification of rains. It is noted that a reliable identification of rains in such paths requires simultaneous measurements of the attenuation and depolarization of radio waves.

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