Category Archives: General Interest

Statistical Theory of Scintillation-Update

In Chapter 3 of my book the system of differential equations that characterize the propagation of complex two-frequency field moments in irregular media were developed. The attached note reviews this material and its connection to the original and most cited … Continue reading

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Optical Applications of Full Diffraction

Revised May 30, 2011 Earlier blogs on this topic discussed the relation of  The Theory of Scintillation with Applications to Remote Sensing, which uses the forward propagation method (FPE) , to optical methods based on the Huygens-Fresnel construction.  The revised … Continue reading

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Equatorial Plumes

Equatorial plumes have intrigued plasma physicists for decades.  Plumes refer to radar backscatter signatures that map out an instability in the earth’s ionosphere that is similar in its underlying physics to a heavy fluid resting on a lighter fluid.  A colored … Continue reading

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Reproducible Research

The dedicated website http://reproducibleresearch.net/index.php/Main_Page describes the philosophy and practice of reproducible research.  I was introduced to reproducible research while working collaboratively with faculty and post doctorial students at Stanford University.  One of the best examples of reproducible research is WAVELAB850, … Continue reading

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What’s the Book About

The theory of scintillation is about electromagnetic wave propagation in structured media.  But why does a phenomenon that has been studied for nearly a century now merit a new theoretical expose?  One part of the answer is that the essential … Continue reading

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Strong Focusing–The LOGO

          So what is the logo all about?  As an electromagnetic wave field propagates in a structured medium, the structure is first imparted to the phase of the evolving wave field. As the wave field continues to propagate, the wave … Continue reading

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