Extensive in situ measurements and modeling initiatives are planned to improve meteorological forecast in support of High Energy Laser (HEL) weapon operations. The key is to understand the atmospheric boundary layer processes affecting optical turbulence.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Propagation Through and Characterization of Atmospheric and Oceanic Phenomena, pcAOP 2019|
|Publisher||Optica Publishing Group (formerly OSA)|
|State||Published - 2015|
|Event||Propagation Through and Characterization of Atmospheric and Oceanic Phenomena, pcAOP 2019 - Munich, Germany|
Duration: Jun 24 2019 → Jun 27 2019
|Name||Optics InfoBase Conference Papers|
|Volume||Part F164-pcAOP 2019|
|Conference||Propagation Through and Characterization of Atmospheric and Oceanic Phenomena, pcAOP 2019|
|Period||6/24/19 → 6/27/19|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Here, we provide an overview of a five-year multidisciplinary collaborative research project, Quantifying and Understanding Environmental Turbulence Affecting Lasers (QueTal), sponsored by the US Joint Directed Energy Transition Office (DE-JTO) under its Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MRI). The ultimate goal of QueTal is to improve the capability of mesoscale models in predicting the optical scintillation environment. To that end, QueTal intends to collect a large number of dataset in different atmospheric forcing conditions for testing and validating theories and empirical formulations relevant to optical turbulence and to understand the nature of atmospheric turbulence effect on optical propagation. Eventually, QueTal intends to form an optical turbulence parameterization relating the macroscopic atmospheric parameters, such as mean wind, temperature, humidity, and surface temperature, to optical turbulence. We achieve these objectives through several field campaigns over land and sea and by using state-of-the-art numerical simulations based on a large eddy simulation (LES) modeling approach. This summary intends to give an overview of the QueTal project.
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