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  • Meneghini, R., H. Kim, L. Liao, J. Kwiatkowski, and T. Iguchi, 2021: Path attenuation estimates for the GPM Dual-Frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR). J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 99, 181-200.
    Special Edition on Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM): 5th Anniversary,
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    Estimation of the path-integrated attenuation (PIA) is a critical part of retrieving precipitation parameters using measurements from the Dual-Frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR) on board the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission (GPM) satellite. In this paper, we describe and evaluate different techniques used to estimate the PIA using both single- and dual-frequency DPR radar data. The resulting algorithm forms part of the present operational system used to process the DPR data.