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Experimental Turbulence Profile and Parameters
Author(s): M. G. Miller; P. L. Zieske
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Paper Abstract

For several years, experimental data relative to Atmospheric Turbulence and its effects on electro-magnetic wave propagation has been collected at the AMOS Observatory atop Haleakala on Maui, Hawaii. In general, the results obtained are consistent with theoretical modeling. A number of propagation parameters have been measured. The average value of the Mutual Coherence Function correlation scale, ro, is 9.6 cm at 5000Å. The average log-amplitude variance integrated over a 36 cm aperture is 6 x 10-4. Sufficient data exists to develop a low resolution vertical profile. On the average, this profile is consistent with the measured optical parameters. A strong enhancement of turbulence in the vicinity of the meteorological tropopause is not indicated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 1978
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0142, Optical Properties of the Atmosphere, (18 August 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.956532
Show Author Affiliations
M. G. Miller, Avco Everett Research Laboratory, Inc. (United States)
P. L. Zieske, Avco Everett Research Laboratory, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0142:
Optical Properties of the Atmosphere
Robert Sepucha, Editor(s)

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