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Climate diagnostic archives: an approach to ELT site selection
Author(s): Begona M. Garcia-Lorenzo; Jesus Jimenez Fuensalida; Esteban Gonzales Mendizabal; Casiana Munoz-Tunon; Antonia Maria Varela
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Paper Abstract

Climate diagnostic studies combine data from different sources (radiosoundes, satellites, meteorological masts, etc) and meteorological models to predict the climate conditions and evolution at a particular site or globally. Products from climate diagnosis are archived in long-term databases that may constitute a useful tool for site characterization. However, a rigorous control of data quality, analysis and cross-comparison to in-situ meteorological measurements need to be performed before the method becomes extensively used for site characterization. We present a statistical analysis for wind vertical profiles, an important parameter for site characterization, using data from a climate diagnostic archive and in-situ measurements (ground-level and balloon data).

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 November 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5572, Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems VII, (11 November 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.565513
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Begona M. Garcia-Lorenzo, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Jesus Jimenez Fuensalida, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Esteban Gonzales Mendizabal, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Instituto Nacional de Astronoma, Optica y Electronica (Mexico)
Casiana Munoz-Tunon, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Antonia Maria Varela, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5572:
Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems VII
John D. Gonglewski; Karin Stein, Editor(s)

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