Abstract

A Preliminary result of the measurement of radio meteorological parameters for the profiling of radio refractivity over Akure, Nigeria, is presented. One year (January-December 2018) data of temperature, pressure, and relative humidity were collected for ground surface and heights of 50, 100, 150, and 200 m respectively from the ongoing measurement of the parameters by Communication Physics Research Group of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria. From the data collected, radio refractivity, N were computed, and correlation of N with temperature was evaluated. Results showed that the mean value of surface refractivity obtained during this period of study is 365 N-units while that at the elevated altitudes are: 362, 359, 357, and 354 N-units respectively. It was also deduced that radio refractivity decrease with an increase in height, and its values were generally higher during the rainy season (April - October) than in the dry season months (November -March). Correlation between N and temperature was high during the wet season and low during the dry season.

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ASHIDI, MOSES AJEWOLE, ADEKUNLE ADEDIJI, JOSEPH OJO, SUNDAY FALODUN, KAYODE ADEDAYO, THEOPHILUS EWETUMO, AYODEJI ASHIDI , SAMUEL ADEBUSOLA , KEHINDE OGUNJOBI , AYODEJI OLULEYE, JOSEPH DADA, OLALEKAN OJO, Ayodeji. Variation of Microwave Radio Refractivity Profiles with Temperature over Akure, Nigeria.. Global Journal of Computer Science and Technology, [S.l.], mar. 2020. ISSN 0975-4172. Available at: <https://computerresearch.org/index.php/computer/article/view/1905>. Date accessed: 27 nov. 2020.