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High Altitude Acoustic Soundings
Author(s): Fred F. Forbes; Edwin S. Barker; K.Russell Peterman; David D. Cudaback; David A. Morse
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Paper Abstract

Atmospheric turbulence below 300 meters has been probed with an Echosondel acoustic sounder at the Mauna Kea, Hawaii observatory. Continuous hourly averages for several months yield "characteristic" site profiles of Cn2 and Cn2 with altitude as well as the diurnal signatures. Near surface acoustic turbulence soundings are compared to the results of observations using microthermal probes at the NOAA Boulder Atmospheric Observatory in Colorado and at Mt. Livermore near McDonald Observatory in Texas.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 September 1985
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 0547, Effects of the Environment on Systems Performance, (9 September 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.948399
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Fred F. Forbes, Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc. (United States)
Edwin S. Barker, University of Texas (United States)
K.Russell Peterman, Radian Corporation (United States)
David D. Cudaback, University of California (United States)
David A. Morse, Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0547:
Effects of the Environment on Systems Performance
Richard Gomez, Editor(s)

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