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.

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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.