Optical Turbulence Model for Laser Propagation and Imaging Applications
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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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.
- Fluid Mechanics