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Probability Distribution Modelling of Microwave Radio Refractivity over Selected Locations in Nigeria
Dada Joseph Babatunde.1, 2*, Adediji Adekunle Titus.1, Ogunjo Samuel Toluwalope.1, Ashidi Ayodeji Gabriel.1 , and Akinremi Moses Oluwadamilare1
1Department of Physics, Federal University of Technology, Akure. P.M.B 704, Ondo State, Nigeria
2Department of Physical and Chemical Sciences, Elizade University Ilara-Mokin. P.M.B 002, Ondo State, Nigeria
In this study, distribution models were used to model radio refractivity of some stations across the various climatic zones of Nigeria. Eleven years (January 2004 to December 2014) of Meteorological Data from ERA INTERIM Re-analysis data were used to calculate radio refractivity of each location. It was observed that normal distribution among the probability distribution functions, predicts the peak of the distribution curve and gives the best fit for radio refractivity in all the locations. Weibull distribution strength is built from a small sample sizes. The distribution of the mean value of refractivity in the coastal areas was observed to be weak.
Keywords: climatic zone, distribution models, era interim, meteorological data, normal distribution, radio refractivity.
Headlines: Introduction, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, Experimental Section, Know-How Transfer