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The OTP-model applied to the Aklim site database
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Within the framework of the site prospection for the future European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), a wide site characterization was achieved. Aklim site located at an altitude of 2350 m at the geographical coordinates: lat.= 30°07’38” N, long.= 8°18’31” W , in the Moroccan Middle Atlas Mountains, was one of the candidate sites chosen by the Framework Programme VI (FP6) of the European Union. To complete the fulfilled study ([19]; [21]), we have used the ModelOTP (model of optical turbulence profiles) established by [15] and improved by [6]. This model allows getting the built-in profiles of the optical turbulence under various conditions. In this paper, we present an overview of the Aklim database results, in the boundary layers and in the free atmosphere separately and we make a comparison with Cerro Pachon result [15].

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Date Published: 4 August 2014
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9150, Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy VI, 91501X (4 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056003
Show Author Affiliations
Kamilia Mraini, Univ. Cadi Ayyad (Morocco)
Abdelhadi Jabiri, Univ. Cadi Ayyad (Morocco)
Zouhair Benkhaldoun, Univ. Cadi Ayyad (Morocco)
Aziza Bounhir, Univ. Cadi Ayyad (Morocco)
Youssef Hach, Univ. Cadi Ayyad (Morocco)
Mohammed Sabil, Univ. Cadi Ayyad (Morocco)
Abdelfettah Habib, Univ. Cadi Ayyad (Morocco)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9150:
Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy VI
George Z. Angeli; Philippe Dierickx, Editor(s)

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