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Theory for the effects of turbulence in a planetary atmosphere on radio occultationRytov's method is used to formulate the correlation functions for log-amplitude and phase fluctuations for both spherical and plane wave propagation in a turbulent medium whose correlation function for refractive index fluctuations is described by the product of a function of the average coordinate and a function of the difference coordinate. The results are applied to the study of radio occultation effects due to the atmosphere of Venus in the case of a flyby space probe. It is assumed that turbulence of isotropic and smoothly varying characteristics occurs in the Venusian atmosphere.
Document ID
19740059090
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Woo, R. (California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena Calif., United States)
Ishimaru, A. (Washington, University Seattle, Wash., United States)
Date Acquired
August 7, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1974
Subject Category
COMMUNICATIONS
Meeting Information
Symposium on Electromagnetic Wave Theory(London)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS7-100
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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