Abstract

A triple-beam interferometer has been used to determine the transverse-distance dependence of the phase fluctuations for short, near-ground horizontal propagation paths on a meteorologically instrumented range for typical-day turbulence conditions. Experimental results are compared with the predictions of the 23-power law; it is found that the unmodified Obukhov–Kolmogorov theory does not describe the results correctly, and a considerably lower value for the exponent is observed.

© 1971 Optical Society of America

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