25 May 2005 Analytical models of optical refraction paths in the lower atmosphere (Invited Paper)
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Proceedings Volume 5793, Atmospheric Propagation II; (2005); doi: 10.1117/12.604295
Event: Defense and Security, 2005, Orlando, Florida, United States
The authors describe a procedure they believe to be optimum for determining the path of a ray through an atmosphere described by a radially varying refractive index profile on the Earth. The result is exact for patched quadratic profiles inverse problem and is suitable for calculating ray paths in complex profiles. The method also facilitates greatly the inverse problem.
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Brett D. Nener, Neville Fowkes, "Analytical models of optical refraction paths in the lower atmosphere (Invited Paper)", Proc. SPIE 5793, Atmospheric Propagation II, (25 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.604295; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.604295

Refractive index

Atmospheric optics


Atmospheric modeling

Atmospheric propagation

Earth's atmosphere

Inverse problems

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