Wave Propagation in a Turbulent Medium (Dover Books on Physics) (Paperback)

Wave Propagation in a Turbulent Medium (Dover Books on Physics) By V. I. Tatarski, Richard a. Silverman (Translator) Cover Image
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An important contribution ... The translation is readable both from the language and the technical points of view. -- Science.
This monograph describes the phenomena associated with the propagation of electromagnetic and acoustic waves through atmospheric turbulence. Geared toward specialists in radiophysics and atmospheric acoustics and optics, the treatment is also suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students. The author stresses applications to phase and amplitude fluctuations, scintillation of stars, radio scattering, and other problems.
Part I covers topics from the theory of random fields and turbulence theory, including statistical description. Part II, on the scattering of waves in the turbulent atmosphere, is supplemented by an appendix on scattering of acoustic radiation. Part III offers a detailed presentation of line-of-sight propagation of acoustic and electromagnetic waves through a turbulent medium. Part IV concludes the text with a comparison of theory with experimental data.

About the Author


Valerian Ilich Tatarski was on the the staff of the Institute of Atmospheric Physics of the USSR Academy of Sciences.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780486810294
ISBN-10: 0486810291
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: December 14th, 2016
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Dover Books on Physics