Accession Number : AD0610917

Title :   AN EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH ON THE STATISTICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF SCINTILLATION OF A LIGHT-SOURCE AT GROUND LEVEL,

Corporate Author : DIRECTORATE OF SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION SERVICES OTTAWA (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s) : Gurvich,A. S. ; Tatarskii,V. I. ; Tsvang,L. P.

Report Date : OCT 1959

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The phenomenon of scintillation (twinkling) and shimmering of stars, or of other sources of radiation both outside the limits of the terrestrial atmosphere and inside it, was considered in connection with problems of observational astronomy and certain problems of radiometeorology. A detailed theory of these phenomena was worked out, based on concepts of the theory of localisotropic turbulence.

Descriptors :   (*STARS, LIGHT TRANSMISSION), REFRACTIVE INDEX, LIGHT, ATMOSPHERES, TURBULENCE, INTENSITY, INTEGRAL TRANSFORMS, STATISTICAL FUNCTIONS, PROBABILITY, THEORY, OPTICS, ASTROPHYSICS, USSR

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE