Current status and challenges in optical turbulence simulations in various layers of the Earth's atmosphere

Ping He, Christopher G. Nunalee, Sukanta Basu, Mikhail A. Vorontsov, Steven T. Fiorino

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Abstract

In this study, we present a brief review on the existing approaches for optical turbulence estimation in various layers of the Earth's atmosphere. The advantages and disadvantages of these approaches are also discussed. An alternative approach, based on mesoscale modeling with parameterized turbulence, is proposed and tested for the simulation of refractive index structure parameter (C2n) in the atmospheric boundary layer. The impacts of a few atmospheric flow phenomena (e.g., low-level jets, island wake vortices, gravity waves) on optical turbulence are discussed. Consideration of diverse geographic settings (e.g., flat terrain, coastal region, ocean islands) makes this study distinct.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLaser Communication and Propagation Through the Atmosphere and Oceans III
PublisherSPIE
Volume9224
ISBN (Electronic)9781628412512
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventLaser Communication and Propagation Through the Atmosphere and Oceans III - San Diego, United States
Duration: 17 Aug 201419 Aug 2014

Conference

ConferenceLaser Communication and Propagation Through the Atmosphere and Oceans III
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period17/08/1419/08/14

Keywords

  • Atmospheric Boundary Layer
  • Mesoscale Modeling
  • Optical Turbulence Simulation

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