Vol. 5, issue 07, article # 18

Baikalova R.A., Krasnenko N.P. Turbulent Attenuation of a Sound Wave Propagating Near the Ground. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 1992. V. 5. No. 07. P. 494-495.
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A technique is proposed for estimating the turbulent losses of a sound wave propagated in the surface atmospheric layer. The technique is based on the use of the expressions for coefficients of scattering by temperature and wind velocity fluctuations. These expressions have been derived using the von Karman model of the spectral density of the turbulent energy distribution.


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