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Altitude Effects Of The Atmospheric Modulation Transfer Function
Author(s): D. L. Walters
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Paper Abstract

Measurements of the atmospheric modulation transfer function (MTF) along a vertical path are presented for both mountain and desert locations. The mountain and desert sites are found to be equivalent during the day but, at night, the mountain sites have twice the resolution observed at desert locations. The atmospheric MTF above the desert at night is found to be essentially the same as during the day. Measurements of the optical turbulence in the first kilometer above the surface are shown to account for these findings.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 November 1980
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0190, Los Alamos Conference on Optics 1979, (13 November 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.957803
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D. L. Walters, U. S. Army Atmospheric Sciences Laboratory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0190:
Los Alamos Conference on Optics 1979
Donald H. Liebenberg, Editor(s)

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