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Paper: The Determination of Seeing, Isoplanatic Patch Size and Coherence Time by Solar Shadow Band Ranging
Volume: 184, Third Advances in Solar Physics Euroconference: Magnetic Fields and Oscillations
Page: 309
Authors: Beckers, J. M.
Abstract: Using an array of solar scintillometers (Seykora 1993; Beckers and Mason 1998), I characterize the shadow band patterns as seen from the un-eclipsed sun. The spatial and temporal structure of these patterns provide a measure of the optical turbulence in the earth' atmosphere from which the r_0 (Fried Parameter), Θ_0 (isoplanatic patch diameter) and τ_0 (coherence time) can be estimated.
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