moisture content

A computational experiment has been performed in order to evaluate systematic errors of atmospheric Total Water Vapor (TWV) and integral Liquid Water Content (LWC) microwave radiometric retrieval from satellites by means of dual-frequency method (inverse problem).  The errors under consideration may arise due to the non-linearity of brightness temperature level on true liquid water and effective cloud temperature dependencies and due to neglecting the spatial distribution of cumulus clouds in the satellite microwave radiometer antenna field-of-view (FOV).

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It gives the test results of a few typical samples to analyze the difference in the effect of moisture and aging on FDS curves.  (a) and (b) take A1 and A4 samples as examples, respectively, to show the effect of moisture on frequency domain dielectric spectra. It can be seen that the frequency-domain response curves of dielectric loss increase with increase in the moisture content for both unaged and severely aged samples, and there is a difference of nearly two orders of magnitude between dry samples and severely damped samples.

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