Characteristics of the Tropopause and Its Effect on Optical Imaging
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB
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The note summarizes the meteorological implications of airborne optical imaging through the tropopause, with specific reference to a series of experiments in New Zealand in September 1971. The general characteristics of the tropopause and lower stratosphere are discussed as they relate to optical propagation. Specific meteorological data pertaining to the experimental flights are presented and discussed.
- Atmospheric Physics