Abstract

Vertical profiles of microthermal turbulence structure have been obtained from balloon flights to altitudes near 25 km above mean sea level. Comparison of the observed turbulence structure with meteorological data and simultaneously acquired stellar scintillation data has been successful. For this comparison integrals over the observed turbulence structure were computed as required by theory. Turbulence and wind velocity data were also employed to predict successfully stellar irradiance spectra.

© 1973 Optical Society of America

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