28 July 1981 Variability Of Cn2 At Poker Flat, Alaska, From Mesosphere, Stratosphere, Troposphere (MST) Doppler Radar Observations
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Proceedings Volume 0277, Atmospheric Transmission; (1981) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.931897
Event: 1981 Technical Symposium East, 1981, Washington, D.C., United States
Abstract
We examine the seasonal, day-to-day, and diurnal fluctuations of Cn2 using data from the MST radar at Poker Flat, Alaska. The radar has been operated in a nearly continuous mode since early 1979, with profiles recorded every 2-4 minutes. The results for Cn2 are pre-sented at about 2 km height intervals from 4 to 20 km. It is found that the mean values of Cn2 are about 10 dB larger in summer than in winter at all levels. The diurnal range is about 3 dB in the troposphere during all seasons, and varies in the stratosphere from about 10 dB during winter to 16 dB during summer. The relationship of mean Cn2 with meteorologi-cal variables is discussed.
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G. D. Nastrom, G. D. Nastrom, K. S. Gage, K. S. Gage, B. B. Balsley, B. B. Balsley, } "Variability Of Cn2 At Poker Flat, Alaska, From Mesosphere, Stratosphere, Troposphere (MST) Doppler Radar Observations", Proc. SPIE 0277, Atmospheric Transmission, (28 July 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.931897; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.931897
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