Accession Number:

ADA123317

Title:

Marine Atmospheric Boundary Layer Modeling for Tactical Use.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Oct 81-Oct 82,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Report Date:

1982-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

The properties of the lower atmosphere are very important in the operation of many systems. Of particular importance is the effect on electromagnetic propagation for the full range from optical to radio wavelengths. Small scale fluctuations and aerosols severely affect optical propagation, Large scale changes in the index of refraction cause bending of rf and microwaves, leading to ducting, fading, and a host of other phenomena. Experimental assessment of atmospheric properties can only be done occassionally and on a widely separated basis. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE