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Review on atmospheric turbulence monitoring
Author(s): Gianluca Lombardi; Julio Navarrete; Marc Sarazin
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Paper Abstract

In the past years, intensive Site Characterization campaigns have been performed to chose the sites for the future giant ELTs. Various atmospheric turbulence profilers with different resolution and sensed altitude ranges have been used, as well as climatological tools and satellite data analysis. Mixing long term statistics at low altitude resolution with high resolution data collected during short term campaigns allows to produce the reference profiles as input to the Adaptive Optics instrument performance estimators. In this paper I will perform a brief review of the principal and most used instruments and tools in order to give to the reader a panorama of the work and the efforts to monitor the atmospheric turbulence for astronomical purposes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 July 2014
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 9148, Adaptive Optics Systems IV, 91481W (21 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2054972
Show Author Affiliations
Gianluca Lombardi, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Julio Navarrete, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Marc Sarazin, European Southern Observatory (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9148:
Adaptive Optics Systems IV
Enrico Marchetti; Laird M. Close; Jean-Pierre Véran, Editor(s)

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