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SLODAR instrument for characterizing an Arctic site: overview of the experimental method, design, and performance
Author(s): Etsuko Mieda; Jérôme Maire; James R. Graham; Shelley A. Wright; Dae-Sik Moon
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Paper Abstract

We present the development of a portable SLODAR (SLOpe Detection and Ranging) instrument to measure the vertical atmosphere profile using several different telescopes (14”, 16”, and 20” aperture) and at varying worldwide sites. In particular, the portability and feasibility of this instrument motivated us to operate it at Ellesmere Island in the Canadian High Arctic. We discuss the SLODAR technique, the design of the instrument, and the results of the performance tests in the lab. The results of the Arctic site testing measurements in October and November 2012 are discussed by Maire et. al. (this conference).1

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 July 2014
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9145, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes V, 91453K (22 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056915
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Etsuko Mieda, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics (Canada)
Jérôme Maire, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
James R. Graham, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
Shelley A. Wright, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics (Canada)
Dae-Sik Moon, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)

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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