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Diurnal And Seasonal Variations In The Atmospheric Structure Parameter (Cn2) That Affect The Atmospheric Modulation Transfer Function (MTF)
Author(s): D. L. Walters; K. E. Kunkel; G. B. Hoidale
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Paper Abstract

The atmospheric modulation transfer function (IMF) depends upon an integral of the index of refraction variations (Cn2) along the optical path. Cn2 undergoes large changes as a function of time and position within the 1-3km thick planetary boundary layer. Diurnal and seasonal variations of Cn2 near the surface of south-central New Mexico are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 1981
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0277, Atmospheric Transmission, (28 July 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.931896
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D. L. Walters, U.S. Army Electronic Research and Development Command (United States)
K. E. Kunkel, U.S. Army Electronic Research and Development Command (United States)
G. B. Hoidale, U.S. Army Electronic Research and Development Command (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0277:
Atmospheric Transmission
Robert W. Fan, Editor(s)

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