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Optical Propagation Characterization At WSMR/HIDL Test Site
Author(s): K. O. White; D. M. Garvey; R. E. Good
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Paper Abstract

A measurement program, jointly conducted by the Army's Atmospheric Sciences Laboratory (ASL) and the Air Force Geophysics Laboratory (AFGL) was undertaken at the High Energy Laser Instrumentation Development Laboratory (HIDL), White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) site, between 29 August and 28 September 1984. During this 31 day test period, meteorological and turbulence data were acquired 24 hours per day, seven days per week. A large data base of surface and tower measurements of wind, temperature, turbidity, heat fluxes, etc. and measurements of upper atmosphere turbulence, temperature, density, and humidity now exists. The purpose of this program was to characterize the optical turbulence and obtain cloud cover and distribution statistics in the general area of the HIDL test site. An overview of the test, representative data, and the data base is described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 September 1985
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0547, Effects of the Environment on Systems Performance, (9 September 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.948398
Show Author Affiliations
K. O. White, Atmospheric Sciences Laboratory (United States)
D. M. Garvey, Atmospheric Sciences Laboratory (United States)
R. E. Good, Air Force Geophysics Laboratory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0547:
Effects of the Environment on Systems Performance
Richard Gomez, Editor(s)

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