November 1974 | NTIA Technical Memo OT TM 73 154

A first approach to the propagation of lateral waves in an inhomogeneous jungle

R. H. Ott; James R. Wait

Abstract: Estimates for the effects on a lateral wave of a clearing in a foliage layer are considered. A first-order solution to the integral equation for the mixed-path problem is derived and two examples are considered. They show that a clearing has little effect on the path loss. The path loss decreases if a terminal is in a clearing.

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