Accession Number : AD1031117

Title :   Physics-based Inverse Problem to Deduce Marine Atmospheric Boundary Layer Parameters

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Dec 2012,31 Dec 2016

Corporate Author : Coastal Carolina University Conway United States

Personal Author(s) : Hackett,Erin E

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Report Date : 07 Mar 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : This report describes research results related to the development and implementation of an inverse problem approach for determining atmospheric vertical refractivity structure. The results encompass three main components: (i) the evaluation of simplified refractivity models, (ii) evaluation of the sensitivity of EM propagation to environmental parameters, and (iii) incorporation of results from studies (i) and (ii) to develop and optimize the inversion approach. This basic research provides a step towards a semi-empirical approach for determining refractivity in an operational environment in order to provide the fleet with an EM forecast, which improves their maritime domain awareness.

Descriptors :   maritime domain awareness , electromagnetic wave propagation , inverse problems , atmospheric refraction , boundary layer , weather forecasting

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE