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Ultrahigh-resolution Cn2 profiles derived from an FM-CW radar
Author(s): Jim R. Jordan; Scott McLaughlin
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Paper Abstract

The U.S. Army Atmospheric Science Laboratory operates a frequency modulated-continuous wave (FM-CW) radar at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. This 10 cm wavelength radar has the unique capability of measuring 2 m resolution Cn2 profiles to 2 km above ground level. At this short wavelength, scattering from point targets, presumably insects, seriously contaminates the turbulence measurements. The ability of the FM-CW radar to resolve individual insects even at two km allows the insect signature to be removed from the turbulent backscatter. Radar calibration, data, and a technique for removing insect contamination are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1992
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1688, Atmospheric Propagation and Remote Sensing, (1 August 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.137897
Show Author Affiliations
Jim R. Jordan, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (United States)
Scott McLaughlin, U.S. Army (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1688:
Atmospheric Propagation and Remote Sensing
Anton Kohnle; Walter B. Miller, Editor(s)

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