Frank D. Eaton

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The indicatrices of solar radiation reflected from characteristic natural surfaces were measured with a Nimbus Medium Resolution Radiometer (MRIR) 3 m above the ground. Results indicated that areas such as salt and alkali flats had only small deviations from isotropic reflections, while others such as sparsely vegetated areas had substantial deviations. The(More)
The effect of deep convection on the intensities of gravity waves and turbulence during the summer at White Sands, New Mexico, is investigated using 50-MHz mesosphere–stratosphere–troposphere (MST) radar observations and surface weather reports. Radar data taken at 3-min intervals from the summers of 1991 through 1996 (with occasional gaps of varying(More)
Doppler spectra taken with the VHF Doppler radar at White Sands Missile Range are used to describe the winds and turbulence for 10 days in March-April 1991. The large power aperture product of this radar provides excellent data coverage in 150-m layers over the entire height range used, about 5-20 km. The results show that gravity-wave activity and(More)
An acoustic noise removal method is used to reject engine acoustical disturbances from aircraft-based atmospheric temperature measurements. Removal of engine noise from atmospheric temperature measurements allows a larger wave number range to be fit while quantifying the magnitude of atmospheric temperature turbulence. The larger wave number range was found(More)