Articles | Volume 13, issue 3
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 13, 297–301, 2006
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-13-297-2006

Special issue: Coherent structures and turbulence in geophysical media

Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 13, 297–301, 2006
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-13-297-2006

  17 Jul 2006

17 Jul 2006

Non-Kolmogorov atmospheric turbulence and optical signal propagation

E. Golbraikh1, H. Branover1, N. S. Kopeika2, and A. Zilberman2 E. Golbraikh et al.
  • 1Center for MHD Studies, P.O. Box 653, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva 84105, Israel
  • 2Dept. of Electrooptical Engineering, P.O. Box 653, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva 84105, Israel

Abstract. In the present review, we make an attempt to attract attention to the effect of non-Kolmogorov behavior of turbulence in various scales on the characteristics of electromagnetic waves propagation through a turbulent atmosphere on the example of certain atmospheric experiments. We discuss the interpretation of experimental data based on the model of spectral behavior of a passive scalar field within a broad range of scales, which has been developed recently.