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Measurement Of High Altitude Resolution Cn2 Profiles And Their Importance On Coherence Lengths
Author(s): R. E. Good; J. H. Brown; A. F. Quesada
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Paper Abstract

Intercomparison of Cn2 measurements using a stellar scintillometer, UHF radar and ballon-borne microthermal probes(thermosonde) demonstrate near identical results. The radar provides data at improved altitude resolution (≈1 km) with a long time base. The thermosonde provides even higher altitude resolution (≈ 20 m) but over a short time base The results of the intercomparison measurements conducted in 1981 at Westford, MA are presented. A comparison of the coherence length and isoplanatic angle are shown using the different altitude resolution data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 August 1983
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0365, Adaptive Optics Systems and Technology, (23 August 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.934206
Show Author Affiliations
R. E. Good, Air Force Geophysics Laboratory (United States)
J. H. Brown, Air Force Geophysics Laboratory (United States)
A. F. Quesada, Air Force Geophysics Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0365:
Adaptive Optics Systems and Technology
Richard J. Becherer; Bruce A. Horwitz, Editor(s)

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