Verification of the bulk model for calculations of the overwater index of refraction structure function, CN²
Davidson, Kenneth L.
Schacher, Gordon Everett
Fairall, Christopher W.
Crittenden, Eugene Casson, Jr.
Milne, Edmund Alexander
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Overwater measurements of mean and fluctuating parameters have been made coincident with optical scintillation measurements. These data have been used to verify the NPS bulk aerodynamic model for calculating the index of refraction structure function, CN²· The average disagreement between calculated and measured values was 33% verifying the validity of the model. IR measured sea surface temperatures cannot be used in the model and this is discussed.
Prepared for: Naval Environmental Prediction Research Facility, Monterey, California 93940