Articles | Volume 13, issue 8
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 4219–4240, 2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 4219–4240, 2021

Data description paper 27 Aug 2021

Data description paper | 27 Aug 2021

A year of attenuation data from a commercial dual-polarized duplex microwave link with concurrent disdrometer, rain gauge, and weather observations

Anna Špačková et al.

Related authors

Impact of 3D radiative transfer on airborne NO2 imaging remote sensing over cities with buildings
Marc Schwaerzel, Dominik Brunner, Fabian Jakub, Claudia Emde, Brigitte Buchmann, Alexis Berne, and Gerrit Kuhlmann
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 6469–6482,,, 2021
Short summary
Secondary ice production processes in wintertime alpine mixed-phase clouds
Paraskevi Georgakaki, Georgia Sotiropoulou, Étienne Vignon, Anne-Claire Billault-Roux, Alexis Berne, and Athanasios Nenes
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss.,,, 2021
Preprint under review for ACP
Short summary
Something fishy going on? Evaluating the Poisson hypothesis for rainfall estimation using intervalometers: results from an experiment in Tanzania
Didier de Villiers, Marc Schleiss, Marie-Claire ten Veldhuis, Rolf Hut, and Nick van de Giesen
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 5607–5623,,, 2021
Short summary
A Characterisation of Alpine Mesocyclone Occurrence
Monika Feldmann, Urs Germann, Marco Gabella, and Alexis Berne
Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss.,,, 2021
Revised manuscript under review for WCD
Short summary
On the drivers of droplet variability in alpine mixed-phase clouds
Paraskevi Georgakaki, Aikaterini Bougiatioti, Jörg Wieder, Claudia Mignani, Fabiola Ramelli, Zamin A. Kanji, Jan Henneberger, Maxime Hervo, Alexis Berne, Ulrike Lohmann, and Athanasios Nenes
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 10993–11012,,, 2021
Short summary

Related subject area

Hydrology and Soil Science – Hydrology
LamaH-CE: LArge-SaMple DAta for Hydrology and Environmental Sciences for Central Europe
Christoph Klingler, Karsten Schulz, and Mathew Herrnegger
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 4529–4565,,, 2021
Short summary
Development of observation-based global multilayer soil moisture products for 1970 to 2016
Yaoping Wang, Jiafu Mao, Mingzhou Jin, Forrest M. Hoffman, Xiaoying Shi, Stan D. Wullschleger, and Yongjiu Dai
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 4385–4405,,, 2021
Short summary
Rosalia: an experimental research site to study hydrological processes in a forest catchment
Josef Fürst, Hans Peter Nachtnebel, Josef Gasch, Reinhard Nolz, Michael Paul Stockinger, Christine Stumpp, and Karsten Schulz
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 4019–4034,,, 2021
Short summary
Long time series of daily evapotranspiration in China based on the SEBAL model and multisource images and validation
Minghan Cheng, Xiyun Jiao, Binbin Li, Xun Yu, Mingchao Shao, and Xiuliang Jin
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 3995–4017,,, 2021
Short summary
CAMELS-AUS: hydrometeorological time series and landscape attributes for 222 catchments in Australia
Keirnan J. A. Fowler, Suwash Chandra Acharya, Nans Addor, Chihchung Chou, and Murray C. Peel
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 3847–3867,,, 2021
Short summary

Cited articles

Atlas, D. and Ulbrich, C. W.: Path- and Area-Integrated Rainfall Measurement by Microwave Attenuation in the 1–3 cm Band, J. Appl. Meteorol., 16, 1322–1331,<1322:PAAIRM>2.0.CO;2, 1977. a, b
Battaglia, A., Rustemeier, E., Tokay, A., Blahak, U., and Simmer, C.: PARSIVEL Snow Observations: A Critical Assessment, J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech., 27, 333344,, 2010. a
Berne, A., and Uijlenhoet, R.: Path‐averaged rainfall estimation using microwave links: Uncertainty due to spatial rainfall variability, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L07403,, 2007. a
Berne, A. and Schleiss, M.: Retrieval of the rain drop size distribution using telecommunication dual-polarization microwave links, in: the 34th conference on radar meteorology, American Meteorological Society, Boston, availale at: (last access: 11 December 2020), 2009. a
Cao, Q., Zhang, G., Brandes, E. A., and Schuur, T. J.: Polarimetric Radar Rain Estimation through Retrieval of Drop Size Distribution Using a Bayesian Approach, J. Appl. Meteorol. Clim., 49, 973–990 2010. a
Short summary
An original dataset of microwave signal attenuation and rainfall variables was collected during 1-year-long field campaign. The monitored 38 GHz dual-polarized commercial microwave link with a short sampling resolution (4 s) was accompanied by five disdrometers and three rain gauges along its path. Antenna radomes were temporarily shielded for approximately half of the campaign period to investigate antenna wetting impacts.