5G frequencies may disrupt weather forecasts
If you thought weather forecasts were bad, wait and see what 5G will do to them.
It has been nine years since many academics and scientists have been warning that the frequencies used by some countries for the 5G network will interfere with the measurements taken by meteorological satellites.
The probes are unable to distinguish actual water vapor molecules in the 5G antenna range that emit in the 23,800 Mhz frequency. Without this key measurement, we do not really know what happens up there with accuracy.
Multiple satellites measure the presence of water through a light radiation that their molecules emit when they float in the atmosphere.
Emissions from 5G antennae in this band can mimic the effect of water or moisture, which in turn will result in deceptive data feeding satellite readings.
As if that is not bad enough, scientists do not know exactly what distortion 5G radiation can create, so the irregularities they will create are relatively unknown.
Despite these warnings, the United States has maintained authorization for 5G antennae to continue operating in the same band as weather satellite.
5G radiation will not only affect the measurements over North American territory, since the atmospheric conditions of that region end up influencing other neighboring areas a few days later.
If meteorologists do not know with certainty what the conditions are on the East Coast of the United States, they cannot create reliable models for rainfall in Europe until they are imminent.
The World Meteorological Organization requests that these electromagnetic emissions be limited to -55 dBw, or decibels watt.
A way to measure the “noise” of emissions
The European Commission has set the limit of radiation emissions to be 20 times smoother, raising it to -42 dBw, but the US it marked the limit at -20 dBw, 150 times louder.
The 23,800 Mhz, or 23.8 Ghz, are not the only controversial frequency in which 5G antennae will be able to operate internationally.
Each country decides what part of the spectrum they use, and that means they can interfere with molecular measurements of other satellites in orbit.
In the 50,200 to 50,400 Mhz radiation can cause bad temperature measurements, while in the limit of 86,000 Mhz it can disrupt atmospheric ice intakes.
It is not all lost. Although the first parts of this spectrum has already been awarded to some US carriers by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), both NASA and NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, are in the middle of a bureaucratic battle against the FTC to accept stable protection measures for these bands.