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):

Report Date:

2017-03-07

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE