dbz_to_eta: Convert reflectivity factor to reflectivity

Description Usage Arguments Value Examples

View source: R/dbz_eta.R

Description

Convert reflectivity factor to reflectivity

Usage

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dbz_to_eta(dbz, wavelength, K = 0.93)

Arguments

dbz

reflectivity factor in dBZ

wavelength

radar wavelength in cm

K

norm of the complex refractive index of water

Value

reflectivity in cm^2/km^3

Examples

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# calculate eta for a 7 dBZ reflectivity factor at C-band:
dbz_to_eta(7, 5)

# calculate eta for a 7 dBZ reflectivity factor at S-band:
dbz_to_eta(7, 10)

# calculate animal density for a 5 dBZ reflectivity
# factor at C-band and S-band, assuming a
# 11 cm^2 radar cross section per animal:
dbz_to_eta(7, 5) / 11 # C-band
dbz_to_eta(7, 10) / 11 # S-band

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