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Crosswind and turbulence estimations from analysis of the images of light sources and topographical objects
Author(s): Alexey L. Afanasiev; Viktor A. Banakh; Andrey P. Rostov
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Paper Abstract

Simultaneous crosswind and strength of atmospheric turbulence estimations by the classical laser scintillation method and passive optical method from analysis of the light scattered by a natural or man-made topographic objects in natural daylight illumination conditions are presented. The passive sensing method does not require artificial light sources and lies in the formation of incoherent images of surrounding objects in the natural sunlight and analysis of distortion induced by turbulence between the object and the plane of observation The comparison of estimations of integral crosswind and index of refraction structure constant of air is realized at the same measuring optical path by both methods. Optical measurements of integral characteristics were accompanied by independent local acoustic measurements using sonic anemometers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 November 2015
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 9680, 21st International Symposium Atmospheric and Ocean Optics: Atmospheric Physics, 96803R (19 November 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2205556
Show Author Affiliations
Alexey L. Afanasiev, V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russian Federation)
Viktor A. Banakh, V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russian Federation)
Andrey P. Rostov, V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russian Federation)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9680:
21st International Symposium Atmospheric and Ocean Optics: Atmospheric Physics
Oleg A. Romanovskii, Editor(s)

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