Vol. 2, issue 03, article # 4

Gulyaev G. A., Pozhidaev V. N. Statistical estimation of optical wave attenuation in propagation through a cloudy atmosphere. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 1989. V. 2. No. 03. P. 194-199. PDF
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Abstract:

Based on different cloud models considered, paper gives a statistical estimate of optical wave attenuation. Using the results obtained, a model of a cloudy atmosphere is introduced and a method is proposed to calculate the probability that a given attenuation is not exceeded at any location within the USSR in any month. It is shown that this probability is considerably increased when diversity reception is employed.

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