Verification of the bulk method for calculating overwater optical turbulence
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A two-week overwater experiment has been performed to verify the bulk aerodynamic method for calculating the index of refraction structure function parameter, C2N. Meteorological data were obtained on shipboard adjacent to a 13-km optical path over Monterey Bay. Model CQ and measured C2N values agree to within 33% on the average when there is spatial homogeneity. During periods of strong sea-surface temperature gradients, disagreements by a factor of 10 are common.
Applied Optics, Volume 20, No. 17, pp. 2919-2924 (September 1981)