Accession Number:

ADA193958

Title:

The Spatial and Temporal Variability of the Arctic Atmospheric Boundary Layer and Its Effect on Electromagnetic (EM) Propagation.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

109.0

Abstract:

Gradients of temperature, pressure and moisture affect the propagation of electromagnetic EM waves. Navy systems which are dependent on EM propagation can be either enhanced or degraded due to atmospheric conditions which affect atmospheric refractive index profiles. The Navys model for predicting the refractive index is the Integrated Refractive Effects Prediction System IREPS version 2.2, developed by the Naval Ocean Systems Center NOSC. Atmospheric parameters of temperature, vapor pressure and relative humidity - with relative humidity being the most critical - are used by IREPS to predict the atmospheric refractivity. Keywords Atmospheric refractivity, Theses, Performance, Horizontally homogeneous atmosphere, Refractive index.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE