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The human pipeline: distributed data reduction for ALMA
Author(s): Scott L. Schnee; Crystal Brogan; Daniel Espada; Elizabeth Humphreys; Shinya Komugi; Dirk Petry; Baltasar Vila-Vilaro; Eric Villard
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Paper Abstract

Users of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) are provided with calibration and imaging products in addition to raw data. In Cycle 0 and Cycle 1, these products are produced by a team of data reduction experts spread across Chile, East Asia, Europe, and North America. This article discusses the lines of communication between the data reducers and ALMA users that enable this model of distributed data reduction. This article also discusses the calibration and imaging scripts that have been provided to ALMA users in Cycles 0 and 1, and what will be different in future Cycles.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 August 2014
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9149, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems V, 91490Z (6 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2057940
Show Author Affiliations
Scott L. Schnee, National Radio Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Crystal Brogan, National Radio Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Daniel Espada, Joint ALMA Observatory (Chile)
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan)
The Graduate Univ. for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI) (Japan)
Elizabeth Humphreys, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Shinya Komugi, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan)
Dirk Petry, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Baltasar Vila-Vilaro, Joint ALMA Observatory (Chile)
Eric Villard, Joint ALMA Observatory (Chile)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9149:
Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems V
Alison B. Peck; Chris R. Benn; Robert L. Seaman, Editor(s)

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