CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ATLANTIC TRADE WIND SYSTEM SIGNIFICANT FOR RADIO PROPAGATION.
INSTITUTE FOR TELECOMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND AERONOMY BOULDER COLO
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Atmospheric layers may have either beneficial or detrimental effects upon radio propagation when one or more of the terminals are airborne. As a source of information for the radio propagation aspects of elevated layers, the trade wind regions of the world are particularly interesting. Such regions not only comprise 30 of the earths surface, almost entirely over water, but they are, in addition, characterized by atmospheric layers that are extensive, persistent, and predictable in a statistical sense. This report covers the statistical parameters mean, median, standard deviation, and standardized distributions of the layer characteristics base height, thickness, average gradient of refractive index, etc. for the trade wind inversion layer as well as the associated layers above and below. Author
- Atmospheric Physics
- Radio Communications