eta_to_dbz: Convert reflectivity to reflectivity factor

Description Usage Arguments Value Examples

View source: R/dbz_eta.R

Description

Convert reflectivity to reflectivity factor

Usage

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eta_to_dbz(eta, wavelength, K = 0.93)

Arguments

eta

reflectivity in cm^2/km^3

wavelength

radar wavelength in cm

K

norm of the complex refractive index of water

Value

reflectivity factor in dBZ

Examples

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# reflectivity factor (dBZ) at C-band for a reflectivity eta=10000 cm^2/km^3:
eta_to_dbz(10000, 5)

# reflectivity factor (dBZ) at S-band for a reflectivity eta=10000 cm^2/km^3:
eta_to_dbz(10000, 10)

# expected reflectivity factor (dBZ) for an
# animal density of 1000 individuals/km^3
# and a radar cross section of 11 cm^2 per individual:
# at C-band and S-band:
eta_to_dbz(1000 * 11, 5) # C-band
eta_to_dbz(1000 * 11, 10) # S-band

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