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Surface layer characterization at Paranal Observatory
Author(s): G. Lombardi; J. Melnick; R. H. Hinojosa Goñi; J. Navarrete; M. Sarazin; A. Berdja; A. Tokovinin; R. Wilson; J. Osborn; T. Butterley; H. Shepherd
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Paper Abstract

In this paper the Paranal Surface Layer characterization is presented. Causes, physics and behavior of the SL above Paranal surface are discussed. The analysis is developed using data from different turbulence profilers operated during several campaigns between 2007 and 2009. Instruments used are SL-SLODAR, DIMM, Elevated DIMM, MASS, Lunar Scintillometer and Ultrasonic Anemometers with temperature sensors positioned at different strategic heights.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 August 2010
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 7733, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes III, 77334D (7 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856772
Show Author Affiliations
G. Lombardi, European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (Chile)
J. Melnick, European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (Chile)
R. H. Hinojosa Goñi, Conyser Ltda. (Chile)
J. Navarrete, European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (Chile)
M. Sarazin, European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (Germany)
A. Berdja, Las Campanas Observatory (Chile)
A. Tokovinin, AURA/CTIO/NOAO (Chile)
R. Wilson, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
J. Osborn, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
T. Butterley, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
H. Shepherd, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7733:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes III
Larry M. Stepp; Roberto Gilmozzi; Helen J. Hall, Editor(s)

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