Effect of Meteorological Paramrters on Tropospheric Refractivity in Jos, North Central of Nigeria

Afolabi, L.O. and Olaiya, O.O (2019) Effect of Meteorological Paramrters on Tropospheric Refractivity in Jos, North Central of Nigeria. International Journal of Latest Technology in Engineering, Management & Applied Science (IJLTEMAS), VIII (XI). pp. 77-82. ISSN 2278-2540

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The paper analysed the effect of meteorological parameters on tropospheric refractivity in Jos for better planning of wireless communication signal. Jos, capital of Plateau stateis located on latitude and longitude , north-central of Nigeria. The year was divided into four; early dry season, late dry season, early rainy season and late rainy season.The tropospheric refractivity variation with hours of the day for nine different months was investigated. The data used were collected from NIMET, Nigeria and the analyses were based on ClausianClapeyron’s equation. It was discovered that in most of the months, a minimum refractivity around 240NUnits are recorded between 60% to 70% hours of the day and maximum refractivity around 335N-units are recorded at early hour in the morning and late hours in the night. More so, rainy season has higher refractivity than dry season and it increases from the early rainy season to late season with September having highest refractivity in the year. The percentage error of this analysis varies from 0.26% to 0.38%.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Refractivity, Pressure, Temperature, Relative Humidity, ClausianClapeyron
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Joy Oluwabukola Olayiwola
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2021 12:45
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2021 12:45
URI: http://eprints.federalpolyilaro.edu.ng/id/eprint/1771

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