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Turbulence Effects Upon Laser Propagation In The Marine Boundary Layer
Author(s): Kenneth L. Davidson; Thomas M. Houlihan
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Paper Abstract

Shipboard measurements of small scale temperature and velocity fluctuations have been accomplished to determine optical wave propagation properties of the marine boundary layer. Measurements were recorded for ocean conditions in Monterey Bay and in the confines of the Pacific Missile Range. Turbulence parameters measured were the temperature structure function parameter, CT2, and rate of dissipation of turbulent kinetic energy, E. There is satisfactory agreement with overland predictions for the variation of these parameters with height.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 July 1976
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0075, Imaging Through the Atmosphere, (19 July 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.954739
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Kenneth L. Davidson, Naval Postgraduate School (United States)
Thomas M. Houlihan, Naval Postgraduate School (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0075:
Imaging Through the Atmosphere
James C. Wyant, Editor(s)

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