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Strong scintillations during atmospheric occultations Theoretical intensity spectraEach of the two Voyager spacecraft launched in 1977 has completed a reconnaissance of the Jovian and Saturnian systems. In connection with occultation experiments, strong scintillations were observed. Further theoretical work is required before these scintillations can be interpreted. The present study is, therefore, concerned with the derivation of a theory for strong scattering during atmospheric occultation experiments, taking into account as fundamental quantity of interest the spatial spectrum (or spectral density) of intensity fluctuations. Attention is given to a theory for intensity spectra, and numerical calculations. The new formula derived for Phi-i accounts for strong scattering of electromagnetic waves during atmospheric occultations.
Document ID
19860047422
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Hinson, D. P. (Stanford University CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1986
Publication Information
Publication: Radio Science
Volume: 21
ISSN: 0048-6604
Subject Category
LUNAR AND PLANETARY EXPLORATION
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAGW-538
Distribution Limits
Public
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