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3D mapping of the optical turbulence around the San Pedro Martir site using the numerical model Meso-Nh: perspectives for a flexible-scheduling application
Author(s): Elena Masciadri; Philippe Bougeault; Jean Vernin; Fernando Angeles
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Paper Abstract

Recently, a dedicated study for the seeing forecasting at the San Pedro Martir Observatory started in order to support the project of the TIM (Telescopio Infrarojo Mexicano) that will be installed on this mountainous region of Baja California. Here we present some preliminary results, we analyze the importance of using a vegetation model for simulations over a site surrounding by high trees and we study the influence of the analyzed surface on the simulations outputs. We present the results obtained integrating the optical turbulence respect lines of sight different from zenith. Finally, we report a brief description of some model modifications that are being introduced in order to apply this technique to the forecasting of optical turbulence for observations in the millimetric regime.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 July 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4006, Interferometry in Optical Astronomy, (5 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.390196
Show Author Affiliations
Elena Masciadri, Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Germany)
Philippe Bougeault, Ctr. National de Recherches Meteorologiques (France)
Jean Vernin, Univ. de Nice Sophia-Antipolis (France)
Fernando Angeles, Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4006:
Interferometry in Optical Astronomy
Pierre J. Lena; Andreas Quirrenbach, Editor(s)

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