Commercial microwave link data for rainfall monitoring

  • Aart Overeem (Creator)



Dataset of commercial microwave link (CML) data, which can be used to estimate path-average rainfall between telephone towers. Contains microwave frequency, end date & time of reading, minimum & maximum received power, path length, coordinates, and link identifier. For a network of on average ~2500 links covering the Netherlands having a temporal resolution of 15 min. The dataset, which consists of two files, can be used with the open-source R package RAINLINK ( to estimate path-averaged rainfall and to make rainfall maps. Data have been used in the mentioned papers under "link to publication", but these use either a subset of the dataset or also other data. A manuscript which will describe the exact characteristics of this dataset is in preparation
Date made available25 Nov 2019
PublisherWageningen University & Research
Temporal coverage9 Jun 2011 - 1 Sept 2012
Geographical coverageThe Netherlands


  • weather
  • observations
  • rain
  • microwave links
  • remote sensing
  • rainfall measurement
  • microwave link

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