Propagation of Short Radio Waves

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Donald E. Kerr
IET, 1951 - Technology & Engineering - 737 pages
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Includes: Elements of the problem. Theory of propagation in a horizontally stratified atmosphere. Meteorology of the retraction problem. Experimental studies of refraction. Reflections from the earth's surface. Radar targets and echoes. Meteorological echoes. Atmosphere attenuation.
 

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Contents

ELEMENTS OF THE PROBLEM
1
Tropospheric Refraction
9
Atmospheric Scattering and Attenuation
22
Methods for Calculating Field Strength with Standard Refraction
112
The Bilinear Modifiedindex Profile
140
First Mode
161
Nonlinear Modifiedindex Profiles
174
METEOROLOGY OF THE REFRACTION PROBLEM
181
REFLECTIONS FROM THE EARTHS SURFACE
396
Reflection Coefficient of the Ocean
418
Reflection Coefficient of Wand
430
Errors in Radar Height Measurements
436
RADAR TARGETS AND ECHOES
445
Complex Targets
469
Sea Echo
481
The Origins of Echo Fluctuations
527

Vertically Homogeneous Air and Adiabatic Changes
193
Representation and Description of Soundings
202
Eddy Diffusion
208
Vertical Distributions in Neutral and Unstable Equilibrium
219
Vertical Distributions in Stable Equilibrium
228
Other Atmospheric Processes and Their Effect on Mprofiles
260
Instruments to Measure Temperature and Humidity in the Lower
272
Meteorological Constants
292
Oneway Transmission over Land
336
Radar Transmission
353
Space Variations in Field Strength
373
Angle Measurements on Short Optical Paths
385
The Fluctuations of Clutter Echoes
550
METEOROLOGICAL ECHOES
588
The Intensity of Meteorological Echoes
607
General Properties of Precipitation Echoes
621
ATMOSPHERIC ATTENUATION
641
Measurement of Atmospheric Absorption
664
Attenuation by Condensed Water
671
APPENDIX
693
Coherent and Incoherent Scattering from Assemblies of Scatterers
699
NAME INDEX
707
SUBJECT INDEX
713
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