The measurement of the strength of atmospheric optical turbulence by use of a modified generalized SCIDAR (scintillation detection and ranging) inversion technique is outlined and demonstrated. This new method for normalizing and inverting scintillation covariances incorporates the geometry specific to generalized SCIDAR. Examples of profiles from two astronomical observation sites are presented.
© 2002 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 22, 2001
Revised Manuscript: June 6, 2002
Published: November 10, 2002
Rachel A. Johnston, Christopher Dainty, Nicholas J. Wooder, and Richard G. Lane, "Generalized scintillation detection and ranging results obtained by use of a modified inversion technique," Appl. Opt. 41, 6768-6772 (2002)