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Ultrahigh vertical resolution radar measurements in the lower stratosphere at AreciboThe paper reports on heretofore unprecedented observations of the turbulent layers in the lower stratosphere using the Arecibo 2380-MHz radar. Spectral profiles with about 20 m height and 15 s time resolutions at altitudes in the range 16-19 km are used to parametrize relevant characteristics of the turbulence, namely, vertical widths, distributions, lifetimes, and cutoffs height. These measurements validate previous deconvolved estimates and are free from contaminating factors like shear or beam broadening and partial reflections. Some theoretical predictions are verified, in particular those relating to the height of cutoff and the outer scale of the turbulence.
Document ID
19910026202
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Ierkic, H. M. (Arecibo Ionospheric Observatory Arecibo, Puerto Rico)
Perillat, P. (Arecibo Observatory PR, United States)
Woodman, R. F. (Instituto Geofisico del Peru Lima, Peru)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
October 1, 1990
Publication Information
Publication: Radio Science
Volume: 25
ISSN: 0048-6604
Subject Category
METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NASA ORDER W-14596
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSF ATM-87-14335
Distribution Limits
Public
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