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Classification of precipitation types detected in Malaysia

Badron, Khairayu and Ismail, Ahmad Fadzil and Asnawi, Ani Liza (2015) Classification of precipitation types detected in Malaysia. In: 1st Applied Electromagnetic International Conference, APPEIC 2014, 16-18 Dec 2014, Bandung.

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The occurrences of precipitation, also commonly known as rain, in the form of “convective” and “stratiform” have been identified to exist worldwide. In this study, radar return echo or known as reflectivity have been exploited in the process of classifying the type of rain endured. The Malaysian meteorology radar data is used in this investigation. It is possible to discriminate the types of rain experienced in such tropical environment by observing the vertical characteristics of the rain structure. Heavy rain in tropical region profoundly affect microwave and milimetre wave signals, causing interference on transmission and signal fading. Required fade margin for wireless system largely depends on the type of rain. Information relating to the two most prevalent types of rain are critical for the system engineers and researchers in their endeavour to improve the reliability of communication links. This paper highlights the quantification of percentage occurrences over 1 year period of 2009.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Invited Papers)
Additional Information: 5457/45340 ISSN: 18761100 ISBN: 978-331917268-2
Uncontrolled Keywords: Heavy rains; Radar returns; Signal fading; System engineers; Tropical environments; Tropical regions; Vertical characteristics; Wireless systems
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Ir. Dr. Ahmad Fadzil Ismail
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2015 15:50
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2017 18:44
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/45340

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