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Seasonal surface refractivity patterns in the part of Lagos-Nigeria

Emetere, Moses and Afolalu, Sunday A. and Abodunrin, T.J (2021) Seasonal surface refractivity patterns in the part of Lagos-Nigeria. In: 4th International Conference on Science and Sustainable Development, 2021, Online.

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The surface refractivity(SF) is essential in estimating the performance of terrestrial radio links. In the troposphere, there are lots of meteorological updraft and downdraft that influence the refractive index. In this study, we examine the seasonal variation of an emerging community in Lagos to design a reliable and efficient radio communication system based on the meteorological parameters.Thirty-nine years dataset between 1980-2018 was used to examine both the surface refractivity and the meteorological drivers that determine the SF patterns. It was observed that early wet season and late dry season were seen to have higher SF values, i.e., 262.03 N-unit and 262.07 N-unit respectively, while early dry and late wet had lower SF, i.e., 261.71 and 261.76 respectively. It is now possible to use the weather forecast to predict the likely SF pattern over the tropics.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2021 15:00
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2021 15:00

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