A Review of Line-of-Sight Propagation Studies of the Small-Scale Structure of the Atmosphere


  • R. W. Lee


The present state of theory and experiment are reviewed. Theory is adequate for line-of-sight propagation in weakly inhomogeneous media; theory treats a wide variety of situations with potential for the probing of small-scale atmospheric phenomena, using acoustic, microwave, and optical transmission. Thus far experiments have served mainly as tests of theory; useful information about the atmosphere will follow upon more intensive concern with the interpretive aspects of the problem.