Accession Number : AD0650601

Title :   RADAR REFRACTIVE INDEX CALCULATIONS.

Descriptive Note : Research and development rept.,

Corporate Author : DAVID TAYLOR MODEL BASIN WASHINGTON D C APPLIED MATHEMATICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Eddy,R. P.

Report Date : JUL 1959

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : The report presents working formulas for calculating the index of refraction of the atmosphere, and the vertical rate of change thereof, for electromagnetic radiation (radar) at various altitudes. The basic input information is the standard teletyped message ('TEMP' of 'TEMP SHIP') containing, in coded form, the values of pressure, altitude, temperature, and dewpoint temperature at certain standard pressure levels, as obtained from radiosonde observations. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC REFRACTION, REFRACTIVE INDEX), (*RADAR SIGNALS, ATMOSPHERIC REFRACTION), COMPUTER PROGRAMS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE