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  • Vol. 68, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1978
  • pp: 1056–1062

Experimental verification of the inertial model of atmospheric turbulence from solar limb motion

J. Borgnino and J. Vernin  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 68, Issue 8, pp. 1056-1062 (1978)

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A photoelectric apparatus enabled us to obtain new estimates of the longitudinal and transverse correlation functions for the angle-of-arrival fluctuations on the entrance pupil of a solar telescope. The inertial model of turbulence was verified for spatial shifts up to 35 cm. Measurements of the turbulent-layers velocity were taken. The values found for Fried’s parameter r0, the integral ∫ C2N dh of the structure constant for the variations of the refractive index of the air over the thickness of the lower atmosphere, and the root-mean-square fluctuation of the angles of arrival appear to agree with independent estimates.

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J. Borgnino and J. Vernin, "Experimental verification of the inertial model of atmospheric turbulence from solar limb motion," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 68, 1056-1062 (1978)

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