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Description Of Optical Turbulence Effects On Propagation In The Atmospheric Surface Boundary Layer
Author(s): Walter B Miller; Jennifer C Ricklin
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Paper Abstract

A methodology is presented to characterize propagation through clear air turbulence in the surface boundary layer of the atmosphere, based on readily obtained environmental observables. Obukhov similarity theory is employed to define a consistent set of flux profile relationships, and the Kolmogorov principle of universal equilibrium to estimate a profile for the refractive index structure parameter. This profile serves as input to a propagation model based on weak perturbation theory, allowing estimates of log-amplitude variance, receiver coherence diameter, isoplanatic effective path length, and scintillation averaging length, as well as a variety of subsidiary imaging statistics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 August 1988
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0926, Optical, Infrared, Millimeter Wave Propagation Engineering, (10 August 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.945785
Show Author Affiliations
Walter B Miller, U.S. Army Atmospheric Sciences Laboratory (United States)
Jennifer C Ricklin, U.S. Army Atmospheric Sciences Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0926:
Optical, Infrared, Millimeter Wave Propagation Engineering
Norman S. Kopeika; Walter B. Miller, Editor(s)

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