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Analytical models of optical refraction paths in the lower atmosphere
Author(s): Brett D. Nener; Neville Fowkes
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Paper Abstract

The authors describe a procedure they believe to be optimum for determining the path of a ray through an atmosphere described by a radially varying refractive index profile on the Earth. The result is exact for patched quadratic profiles inverse problem and is suitable for calculating ray paths in complex profiles. The method also facilitates greatly the inverse problem.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 May 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5793, Atmospheric Propagation II, (25 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.604295
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Brett D. Nener, The Univ. of Western Australia (Australia)
Neville Fowkes, The Univ. of Western Australia (Australia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5793:
Atmospheric Propagation II
Cynthia Y. Young; G. Charmaine Gilbreath, Editor(s)

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