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Measured and Predicted Long-Term Distributions of Tropospheric Transmission Loss

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July 01, 1971
A. G. Longley, R. K. Reasoner, V. L. Fuller

This report summarizes measurements of tropospheric transmission loss and its long-term variability for nearly 800 paths in various parts of the world. The measurements were made at frequencies from 40 MHz to 10 GHz over distances which range from 10 to 1000 km. Terrain profiles and cumulative distributions of both observed and predicted losses are plotted for more than 500 of these paths. A preliminary analysis of differences between observed and predicted values is included.

Key Words: Cumulative distributions, location variability, long-term variability, measurements, predictions, tropospheric propagation.