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Daytime comparisons of Cn2 Models To Measurements In A Desert Location
Author(s): Edmund A. Murphy; Edmond M. Dewan; Susan M. Sheldon
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Paper Abstract

Two Atmospheric Boundary Layer (ABL) models, the Kukaharets/Tsvang and the Kaimal models are used to obtain Cn2 profiles during daytime conditions for comparison with balloon-borne thermosonde measurements. Path averaged Cn2 measurements obtained on a 14 meter tower are used as inputs to the models. Values of ro2(coherence length) and Oo (isoplanatic angle) are calculated by integration of model expressions for Cn2 as a function of altitude. The VanZandt mode is used to obtain ro and go contributions from above the ABL. These are compared to values obtained by integration over the thermosonde Cn2 height profiles. Comparisons are also made to isoplanometer and MTF device measurements made near the ground.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 September 1985
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0547, Effects of the Environment on Systems Performance, (9 September 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.948397
Show Author Affiliations
Edmund A. Murphy, Air Force Geophysics Laboratory (United States)
Edmond M. Dewan, Air Force Geophysics Laboratory (United States)
Susan M. Sheldon, 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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