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dc.contributor.authorBurk, S. D.
dc.contributor.authorHaack, T.
dc.contributor.authorMarshall, R. E.
dc.contributor.authorBurgess, E. H.
dc.contributor.authorRottier, J. R.
dc.contributor.authorDavidson, K. L.
dc.contributor.authorFrederickson, P. A.
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-24T16:05:39Z
dc.date.available2014-03-24T16:05:39Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.citation2005 NRL Review, Atmospheric Science and Technology, pp.109-112.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/39545
dc.descriptionSharp vertical gradients within thermodynamic profiles in the atmospheric boundary layer (BL) create abrupt changes in refractivity, thereby impacting electromagnetic (EM) wave propagation. This study uses NRL's Coupled Ocean/Atmosphere Mesoscale Prediction System (COAMPStm) to investigate refractive structure during a field experiment at Wallops Island, VA. Meaurements include low-elevation radar frequency pathloss, meterological conditions (e.g., from buoys, rockectsondes, helicopter profiles), and radar clutter returns. EM propagation codes are useful for naval operations and decision-making; when supplied with accurate refractivity fields, they produce radar coverage diagrams. The fidelity of COAMPStm refractivity analyses/forcecasts, and their usefulness as input to microwave propagation codes, is evaluated here in a complex littoral setting.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipONR and SPAWAR.en_US
dc.publisherNaval Research Laboratoryen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleCoastal atmospheric effects on microwave refractivityen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California
dc.contributor.departmentMeteorology


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