Accession Number:

ADA464613

Title:

Optical Turbulence Model for Laser Propagation and Imaging Applications

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

2004-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

We evaluate a simple model for predicting and understanding the structural behavior of Cn 2 for a specific location, date, time, and given environmental parameters. This model is compared with Cn 2 data taken at the Chesapeake Bay Detachment of the Naval Research Laboratory in Chesapeake Beach, Maryland. This simplified model predicts and explains the fluctuation in Cn 2 reasonably well, and also shows that Cn 2 is a strong function of solar irradiation.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE