Remote sensing of rainfall in Rwanda and Uganda using microwave links from cellular communication networks

October 2023 to September 2025
extreme precipitation monitoring
climate change
natural hazards
remote sensing
Mbarara University of Science and Technology (Uganda)
INES-Ruhengeri (Rwanda)
Research fields
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Technology and Engineering

Human-induced climate change intensifies precipitation and prolongs extensive droughts in the tropics. This has important repercussions for agriculture, water resource management and natural hazard monitoring. Consequently, accurate rainfall observations are becoming more important. This project wants to implement a novel technique using microwave links from telecommunication networks to generate countrywide, accurate rainfall maps for Rwanda and Uganda.