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New Temperature Spectrum Model Based On Fluctuations In The Average Dissipation Rates
Author(s): L. C. Andrews; R. L. Phillips
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Paper Abstract

A new analytical model of the spatial power spectrum of temperature fluctuations in the atmospheric boundary layer, showing the characteristic "bump" just prior to the dissipation ranges, is developed as a modification of the standard Tatarski model by taking into account the random fluctuations in the average dissipation rates er and xr Both er and xr are shown to satisfy the statistics of a gamma distribution and thus the joint distribution is assumed to be a bivariate gamma model, which shows good agreement with experimental data. Based on this new spectrum model, we then calculate the related structure function of temperature, showing deviations from the standard r2/3 power-law behavior of the Tatarski model. The refractive-index spectrum is assumed to have the same functional form as the temperature spectrum for optical propagation. Using it we also calculate the normalized variance of log-intensity for plane waves.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 October 1989
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1115, Propagation Engineering, (11 October 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960857
Show Author Affiliations
L. C. Andrews, University of Central Florida (United States)
R. L. Phillips, University of Central Florida (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1115:
Propagation Engineering
Norman S. Kopeika; Walter B. Miller, Editor(s)

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