Accession Number : ADA331858
Title : Low Altitude Optical Signal Propagetion over the Ocean. Volume 1
Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis
Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
Personal Author(s) : Yeoh, Lean-Weng
PDF Url : ADA331858
Report Date : MAR 1997
Pagination or Media Count : 102
Abstract : The effects of ocean surface waves on optical signal fluctuations and optical refraction are evaluated. The effects on signal fluctuations were inferred from the ocean surface wave spectral density and temperature fluctuation spectral density. The effects of ocean waves on optical refraction are manifested in the near-surface gradient of the temperature profile. A modified temperature profile incorporating a statistical mixing length scale is proposed. The research points to the importance of certain parameters that should be considered when optical signals skim the ocean surface.
Descriptors : *OCEAN WAVES, *REFRACTION, OCEAN SURFACE, THESES, ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE PROPAGATION, TEMPERATURE GRADIENTS, RAY TRACING.
Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE