Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper

Long-term experiment VERTURM (vertical turbulence measurements): comparison of measurements and modeling of the vertical distribution of optical turbulence Cn2 in the surface layer
Author(s): Detlev Sprung; Peter Grossmann; Erik Sucher; Alexander M. J. van Eijk; Karin Stein
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00
cover GOOD NEWS! Your organization subscribes to the SPIE Digital Library. You may be able to download this paper for free. Check Access

Paper Abstract

Operation and design of electro-optical systems are affected by atmospheric turbulence, quantified by refractive structure function parameter Cn2. The long-term VerTurM experiment at a rural site in Northwestern Germany served to collect an extended dataset of vertical profiles of Cn2 values up to 64 meters, completed by a characterization of the surface layer meteorology. A micrometeorological model in terms of the Monin-Obukhov similarity theory (MOST) was developed to predict the values of Cn2 and its results were compared to the measurements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 October 2017
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 10425, Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems XX, 1042508 (18 October 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2279427
Show Author Affiliations
Detlev Sprung, Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung (Germany)
Peter Grossmann, Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung (Germany)
Erik Sucher, Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung (Germany)
Alexander M. J. van Eijk, Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung (Germany)
TNO Defence, Security and Safety (Netherlands)
Karin Stein, Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10425:
Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems XX
Karin U. Stein; Szymon Gladysz, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top