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Monthly mean variation of zero-degree isotherm height

Statistical analysis of rain height over Malaysia

Folasade Abiola Semire, R. Mohd-Mokhtar, Zachaeus Kayode Adeyemo


Rain height is one of the key parameters in rain attenuation prediction. However, few studies on it had been carried out due to unavailability of data especially over tropics. Presented here is the result of eleven years zero degree isotherm height for eight locations over Malaysia. The studies had been carried out over two main seasons in the country (Northeast and Southwest Monsoon). The result shows that rain height is grossly under estimated by ITU-R P. 839-3.


rain height; radiosonde data; NOAA; 0°C isotherm height; tropics

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