Clustering analysis of refractive index profiles

Toward a ducting climatology

Ruth S. Belmonte, Stephen Abbott Fast, George S.young, Brandon G. Katz

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Abstract

Historically, radiosonde and other data sources were used to determine average duct heights, average M-deficit and other properties of ducts. Further, various values can be found for certain deciles of each of the computed statistical parameters. However, it is, in general, difficult to reconstruct profiles that are representative of the original refractive profile structure and its distribution. The goal of this research is to develop methods that can be used to determine representative climatological atmospheres for use in high fidelity RF parabolic equation propagation models. This entails determining representative atmospheric profiles worldwide. This research focuses on determining representative refractive profiles at a specified time, date and location. The methods can then be extended to give representative atmospheres for RF links of interest.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE 2007 Radar Conference
Pages906-909
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 27 2007
EventIEEE 2007 Radar Conference - Waltham, MA, United States
Duration: Apr 17 2007Apr 20 2007

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NameIEEE National Radar Conference - Proceedings

Other

OtherIEEE 2007 Radar Conference
CountryUnited States
CityWaltham, MA
Period4/17/074/20/07

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Climatology
Ducts
Refractive index
Radiosondes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Belmonte, R. S., Fast, S. A., S.young, G., & Katz, B. G. (2007). Clustering analysis of refractive index profiles: Toward a ducting climatology. In IEEE 2007 Radar Conference (pp. 906-909). [4250433] (IEEE National Radar Conference - Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1109/RADAR.2007.374339
Belmonte, Ruth S. ; Fast, Stephen Abbott ; S.young, George ; Katz, Brandon G. / Clustering analysis of refractive index profiles : Toward a ducting climatology. IEEE 2007 Radar Conference. 2007. pp. 906-909 (IEEE National Radar Conference - Proceedings).
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Clustering analysis of refractive index profiles : Toward a ducting climatology. / Belmonte, Ruth S.; Fast, Stephen Abbott; S.young, George; Katz, Brandon G.

IEEE 2007 Radar Conference. 2007. p. 906-909 4250433 (IEEE National Radar Conference - Proceedings).

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Belmonte RS, Fast SA, S.young G, Katz BG. Clustering analysis of refractive index profiles: Toward a ducting climatology. In IEEE 2007 Radar Conference. 2007. p. 906-909. 4250433. (IEEE National Radar Conference - Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1109/RADAR.2007.374339