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29 June 1994 Structure of optical turbulence over large city
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The results of an experimental investigation of optically active turbulence in the atmospheric boundary layer (ABL) over Moscow are given. Both quantitative and qualitative data on the ABL structure are obtained due to remote acoustic sensing. Statistical data are given on daily variations in the mean value of the refractive index structure parameter Cn2 (for winter and summer), on the vertical profiles of Cn2 for different types of the ABL thermal stratification and also on the seasonal occurrence of the type of stratification. The distinctions in the behavior of optical turbulence over a city and a homogeneous terrain are discussed as well as the deviations of the real profiles of Cn2 in the urban ABL from the known model representations.
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Margarita A. Kallistratova and M. S. Pekour "Structure of optical turbulence over large city", Proc. SPIE 2222, Atmospheric Propagation and Remote Sensing III, (29 June 1994);

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