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The impact of spatial temporal averaging on the dynamic statistical properties of rain fields

Paulson, Kevin; Yang, Guangguang; Ndzi, David; Ndzi, David L.; Grémont, Boris; Gremont, Boris Christian; Paulson, Kevin; Filip, Misha; Paul, David; Al-Hassani, Abdul-Hadi


Kevin Paulson

Guangguang Yang

David Ndzi

David L. Ndzi

Boris Grémont

Boris Christian Gremont

Kevin Paulson

Misha Filip

David Paul

Abdul-Hadi Al-Hassani


Knowledge of the spatial-temporal variation of rain fields is required for the planning and optimization of wide area high frequency terrestrial and satellite communication networks. This paper presents data and a method for characterizing multi-resolutions statistical/dynamic parameters describing the spatial-temporal variation of rain fields across ocean climate in North- Western Europe. The data is derived from the NIMROD network of rain radars. The characterizing parameters include: (i) statistical distribution of point one-minute rainfall rates, (ii) spatial and temporal correlation function of rainfall rate and, (iii) the probability of rain/no-rain. The main contributions of this paper are the assessment of the impact of varying spatial and temporal integration lengths on these parameters, their dependencies on the integration volumes and area sizes, and the model for both temporal and spatial correlation parameters.


Al-Hassani, A., Gremont, B. C., Ndzi, D. L., Yang, G., Ndzi, D., Grémont, B., …Paul, D. (2019). The impact of spatial temporal averaging on the dynamic statistical properties of rain fields. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 67(12), 7505-7517.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 9, 2019
Online Publication Date Jul 29, 2019
Publication Date 2019-12
Deposit Date Jun 19, 2019
Publicly Available Date Dec 16, 2019
Journal IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Print ISSN 0018-926X
Electronic ISSN 1558-2221
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 67
Issue 12
Article Number AP1610-1537.R2
Pages 7505-7517
Keywords Electrical and Electronic Engineering
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