Accession Number:

ADA523866

Title:

On the Relationship Between C2n and Humidity

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

PUERTO RICO UNIV MAYAGUEZ DEPT OF PHYSICS

Report Date:

2006-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

We have recently shown the refractive index structure constant C2n in the visible and near infrared to be a strong function of humidity in the absence of solar insolation effects, in stark contrast to the commonly held assumption that the humidity contribution can be ignored in that waveband. We expand our analysis of the effects of humidity on C2n as measured across a 100-m long horizontal beam path to include temperature. Also we present a new technique for extracting information on changes in the parameter space of C2n and local weather variables, which we term Hilbert Phase Analysis HPA. This methodology, based on extracting the phase of the analytic signal via Hilbert transforms, reveals a wealth of detail that conventional analysis techniques cannot determine. The HPA provides additional confirmation that C2n is strongly influenced by local humidity in the visible region. We have also found that HPA provides a clear demonstration that humidity competes with temperature in affecting the value of C2n .

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE