Abstract

A systematic procedure for calculating the refractive index of snow at microwave frequencies is presented. The refractive index of snow at 0°C was calculated for different snow types (classified in terms of snow wetness as dry, most, wet, and watery) and microwave frequencies. For the sake of completeness, the refractive indices of water and ice were also calculated for the same frequencies.

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