“Investigation of Atmospheric Gases Attenuation in UAE”
Kifah Al-Ansari and Salama Awadallah
Abstract - This paper presents the first results of atmospheric gases attenuation statistics in the UAE (United Arab Emirates) for a period of 14 years (1990-2003). Six sites have been considered for this study using meteorological surface data (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Al-Ain, Ras Al-Khaimah and Al-Fujairah). Upper air (radiosondes) data were available at one site only, Abu Dhabi airport, which has been considered for gases attenuation calculations using Line-by-Line method. Hourly averages of slant path gases attenuation are obtained. Cumulative distributions are provided as well.