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TMT studies on the influence of short term changes of local thermodynamic conditions on the seeing: CFD vs. observations
Author(s): S. G. Els; K. Vogiatzis
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Paper Abstract

We present a study of the impact of short term variations (up to hours) of the physical conditions at a site on the atmospheric seeing conditions. This study includes ground layer seeing estimates through the use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations as well as observational data originating from the site testing program of the Thirty-Meter-Telescope (TMT). We discuss a case scenario and compare this and general trends to the CFD predictions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 June 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6267, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes, 626723 (23 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.672161
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S. G. Els, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (Chile)
K. Vogiatzis, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6267:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes
Larry M. Stepp, Editor(s)

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