Accession Number : AD0609521

Title :   A MODEL OF ATMOSPHERIC REFRACTIVITY AND THEORETICAL HEIGHTS OF RADIO-RADAR RAYS FOR MIAMI, FLORIDA,

Corporate Author : MIAMI UNIV FLA MARINE LAB

Personal Author(s) : Gerrish,Harold P.

Report Date : 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The purpose of this work is to start from typical seasonal profiles of atmospheric conditions for Miami, Florida, and step by step develop a model of atmospheric refractivity which is satisfactory for such a warm, moist climate. Theoretical ray paths are traced through this type of atmosphere at various antenna elevations and are summarized in the form of range-height charts. Height anomalies from the standard atmosphere using the 4/3-earth-curvature assumption are also illustrated.

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC REFRACTION, RADIO WAVES), (*ATMOSPHERE MODELS, REFRACTION), (*RADIO WAVES, ATMOSPHERIC REFRACTION), REFRACTIVE INDEX, CLIMATE, MOISTURE, RADIOSONDES, ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING, BOUNDARY LAYER, DIURNAL VARIATIONS, EQUATIONS, RADAR SIGNALS, WAVE PROPAGATION, PROPAGATION, FLORIDA

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE