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Mirror seeing


Laboratory studies of image deterioration due to convection above heated mirror have been published by a few researchers:

All these laboratory measurements constitute an important body of data but, perhaps because different methods were used, they have never been generalized and interpreted in a way that would lead to a general, if approximate, theory of the mirror seeing phenomenon.

In the next section we will describe the mirror seeing phenomenon as it appears from a fluid dynamics standpoint. Section gif will summarize the available experimental data, including some obtained by the author, and reduce them to a common unit of measure. Finally in section gif the data will be analyzed, interpreted in the light of similarity relationships and compared to the results of approximate computational models.

Lorenzo Zago,, Sun Feb 26 22:57:31 GMT+0100 1995