CLOUD DROPLET MICROWAVE DISPERSION EFFECTS ON LINE INTEGRAL REFRACTOMETER MEASUREMENTS
MITRE CORP BEDFORD MA
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The magnitude and characteristic of the effect of cloud-droplet microwave dispersion on line integral refractometer LIR measurements was determined for environmental conditions measured at the Eastern Test Range on August 7, 8, and 9, 1963. It was definitely determined that the presence of cloud droplets would introduce errors in the LIR measurements, but that, on each of the above days, there were regions of the sky where the error introduced was small compared to the total refraction correction. The report describes technical areas where basic data were inadequate and discusses the impact of assumptions made in these areas on the calculated values.
- Atmospheric Physics
- Radiofrequency Wave Propagation