HIGH ALTITUDE MICROVARIATIONS WITHIN THE ATMOSPHERE'S RADIO REFRACTIVE INDEX PROFILE
TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB
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Observations of certain microscale fluctuations in the radio index of refraction of the earths atmosphere are presented. The measurements are unique in that the height profile has been continuously detailed to one part in a million with a remote-operating, 400-mc refractometer. Data are insufficient to reach any statistical conclusion, but are revealing in showing the turbulent structure within the height profile. A limited amount of data show the excursions in index observed to 50,000 feet.
- Atmospheric Physics