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Boundary layer seeing measurements in the Canadian High Arctic
Author(s): Paul Hickson; Ray Carlberg; Ronald Gagne; Thomas Pfrommer; René Racine; Matthias Schöck; Eric Steinbring; Tony Travouillon
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Paper Abstract

As part of a program to measure and evaluate atmospheric turbulence on mountains at the most northerly tip of North America, we have deployed two SODARs and a lunar scintillometer at the Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Lab (PEARL) located on a 600m-high ridge near Eureka on Ellesmere Island, at 80° latitude. This paper discusses the program and presents a summary of ground-layer turbulence and seeing measurements from the 2009-10 observing season.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 August 2010
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7733, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes III, 77331R (5 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857409
Show Author Affiliations
Paul Hickson, The Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
Ray Carlberg, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
Ronald Gagne, The Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
Thomas Pfrommer, The Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
René Racine, Univ. de Montréal (Canada)
Matthias Schöck, Thirty Meter Telescope Project (Canada)
National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Eric Steinbring, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Tony Travouillon, Thirty Meter Telescope Project (United States)


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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