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Comparing horizontal path Cn2 measurements over 0.6 km in the tropical littoral environment and in the desert
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Paper Abstract

We have measured the optical turbulence structure parameter, C2n, in two extremely different locations: the first being the littoral region on the southwest coast of Puerto Rico. The second location is over the dry desert in central New Mexico. In both cases, the horizontal beam paths are approximately 0.6 km long, within 2 meters of the local surface (Puerto Rico) and varying between 2 to 100 meters (New Mexico). We present our findings from the two datasets.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 May 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6551, Atmospheric Propagation IV, 65510I (4 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.718257
Show Author Affiliations
Mark P. J. L. Chang, Univ. of Puerto Rico (United States)
Carlos O. Font, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
G. Charmaine Gilbreath, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Eun Oh, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Emi Distefano, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Sergio Restaino, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Christopher Wilcox, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Freddie Santiago, Consultant (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6551:
Atmospheric Propagation IV
Cynthia Y. Young; G. Charmaine Gilbreath, Editor(s)

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