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Sampling the ground layer of the atmosphere at Dome C using fast sonic-anemometers
Author(s): T. Travouillon; E. Aristidi; E. Fossat; J. S. Lawrence; D. Mekarnia; A. M. Moore; A. W. Skidmore; J. W. V. Storey
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Paper Abstract

The ground layer turbulence at Dome C is the cause for more than 90% of the total turbulence column. While the height of this layer has been currently measured to be approximately 30m, no long term statistics is available from this part of the atmosphere. In order to plan the construction of future telescope at this site temperature site, temperature, wind speed and turbulence measurements are also necessary. Using fast sonicanemometers we present, a preliminary set of data covering January to October 2007 sampling these quantities at heights of 8, 16 and 28 meters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 July 2008
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 7012, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes II, 70124B (17 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.788503
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T. Travouillon, California Institute of Technology (United States)
E. Aristidi, UMR 6526, Univ. of Nice-Sophia Antipolis (France)
E. Fossat, UMR 6526. Univ. of Nice-Sophia Antipolis (France)
J. S. Lawrence, Univ. of New South Wales (Australia)
D. Mekarnia, UMR 6526, Univ. of Nice-Sophia Antipolis (France)
A. M. Moore, California Institute of Technology (United States)
A. W. Skidmore, TMT Observatory Corp. (United States)
J. W. V. Storey, Univ. of New South Wales (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7012:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes II
Larry M. Stepp; Roberto Gilmozzi, Editor(s)

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