refraction coefficient

refraction coefficient

[ri′frak·shən ‚kō·i‚fish·ənt]
(oceanography)
The square root of the ratio of the spacing between orthogonals in deep water and in shallow water; it is a measure of the effect of refraction in diminishing wave height by increasing the length of the wave crest.
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The prototype of the module includes programs for the refraction coefficient and slant delay fields determination.
Atmospheric refraction coefficient N is derived from the following equation:
Slant Total Delay is a result of integrating the refraction coefficient N along the GPS wave propagation path from the receiver to the satellite: