Vol. 15, issue 10, article # 13

Zapevalov A.S., Ratner Yu.B. Effects of quasi-Gaussian distribution of the sea-surface slopes at laser sounding. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 2002. V. 15. No. 10. P. 839-842.
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Abstract:

Analysis presented in this paper used the data of field measurements. It has been found that deviation of the slope distribution from the Gaussian distribution results in an increase in the probability of spot-like specular reflections at laser sounding along nadir. It is shown that the probability of specular reflection as a function of wind velocity is mainly determined by variation of the mirror points' density and depends, to a lesser degree, on the slope dispersion.

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