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In this paper, we propose a novel method for estimating the rain rate at any given point within a two-dimensional plain using measurements of the received signal level extracted from power control records of an existing deployed fixed wireless communication network. The path-average rainfall intensity along each microwave radio link is estimated from the(More)
The global spread of wireless networks brings a great opportunity for their use in environmental studies. Weather, atmospheric conditions, and constituents cause propagation impairments on radio links. As such, while providing communication facilities, existing wireless communication systems can be used as a widely distributed, high-resolution atmospheric(More)
10 Commercial microwave radio links forming cellular communication networks are known to 11 be a valuable instrument for measuring near-surface rainfall. However, operational 12 communication links are more uncertain relatively to the dedicated installations since their 13 geometry and frequencies are optimized for high communication performance rather than(More)
T he microwave links that form a wireless communication network (WCN) for a cellular network infrastructure can be considered for an environmental sensor network (ESN). Every radio link that connects a base station to the core network is a sensor. For such an ESN, the key challenge is to develop algorithms to estimate the intensity of weather effects that(More)
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