Accession Number:

ADA535116

Title:

Scaling Near-surface Atmosphere and Surface Wave Influences on Radar Propagation over the Sea

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF METEOROLOGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Goal and objectives include the following Improve models for describing near horizon radar propagation by proper specification of the near-surface atmosphere refractivity gradients and wind influenced surface roughness. Evaluate Monin-Obukhov surface-layer scaling for describing near surface gradients of refractivity and on characterizing the surface roughness for radar backscatter and propagation within evaporation ducting.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE