Accession Number:

ADA625787

Title:

Refractive Index Effects in the Marine Boundary Layer

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV IRVINE DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

The long-terms goals of the research are to measure the atmospheric mean and turbulence structures and statistics that are related to the propagation of laser and radar signals over the ocean. It has been hypothesized that waves have a large effect on propagation in certain wind speed ranges. Previous experiments from RP FLIP have shown the effects of waves on the momentum flux and turbulence at wind-wave and swell scales. The problem now is to investigate the effects for the scalars that affect propagation -- temperature and water vapor.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Optics
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE