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16 January 1986 Optical Propagation Characterization At WSMR/HIDL Test Site
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Proceedings Volume 0551, Adaptive Optics; (1986)
Event: 1985 Technical Symposium East, 1985, Arlington, United States
A measurement program, jointly conducted by the Army's Atmospheric Sciences Laboratory (ASL) and the Air Force Geophysics Laboratory (AFGL) was undertaken at the High Energy Laser Instrumentation Development Laboratory (HIDL), White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) site, between 29 August and 28 September 1984. During this 31 day test period, meteorological and turbulence data were acquired 24 hours per day, seven days per week. A large data base of surface and tower measurements of wind, temperature, turbidity, heat fluxes, etc. and measurements of upper atmosphere turbulence, temperature, density, and humidity now exists. The purpose of this program was to characterize the optical turbulence and obtain cloud cover and distribution statistics in the general area of the HIDL test site. An overview of the test, representative data, and the data base is described.
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K. O. White, D. M. Garvey, and R. E. Good "Optical Propagation Characterization At WSMR/HIDL Test Site", Proc. SPIE 0551, Adaptive Optics, (16 January 1986);


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