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Astroclimate at Jbel Aklim site in Moroccan anti-atlas: 2008-2010 seeing and isoplanatic angle statistics from the E-ELT site testing data
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we present an analysis of the statistical and temporal properties of seeing and isoplanatic angle measurements obtained with combined Differential Image Motion Monitor (DIMM) and Multi-Aperture Scintillation Sensor (MASS) at Jbel Aklim candidate site for the Eauropean Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT). These data have been collected from February 2008 to Jun 2010. The overall seeing statistics for Jbel Aklim site are presented, broken into total seeing, free atmosphere seeing and isoplanatic angle, and ground-layer seeing (difference between the total and free-atmosphere seeing). We examine the statistical distributions of seeing measurements and investigate annual and nightly behavior. The properties of the seeing measurements are discussed in terms of the geography and meteorological conditions at Jbel Aklim site.

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Date Published: 22 July 2014
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 9145, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes V, 91453E (22 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055358
Show Author Affiliations
M. Sabil, Univ. Cadi Ayad Marrakech (Morocco)
Z. Benkhaldoun, Univ. Cadi Ayad Marrakech (Morocco)
M. Lazrek, Univ. Cadi Ayad Marrakech (Morocco)
A. Habib, Univ. Cadi Ayad Marrakech (Morocco)
Y. Hach, Univ. Cadi Ayad Marrakech (Morocco)
A. Benhida, Univ. Cadi Ayad Marrakech (Morocco)
A. Jabiri, Univ. Cadi Ayad Marrakech (Morocco)
Y. Elazhari, Univ. Cadi Ayad Marrakech (Morocco)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9145:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes V
Larry M. Stepp; Roberto Gilmozzi; Helen J. Hall, Editor(s)

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