Accession Number:

ADA636867

Title:

Scaling Near-surface Atmospheric and Surface Wave Influences on Radar Propagation Over the Sea

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF METEOROLOGY

Report Date:

1999-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

LONG-TERM GOALS. To improve models for describing near-horizon radar propagation by proper specification of the nearsurface atmosphere refractivity gradients and wind influenced surface roughness. OBJECTIVES. To 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