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Open questions in site characterization and turbulence parameter measurements

Schöck, Matthias and Els, Sebastian and Otárola, Angel and Riddle, Reed L. and Skidmore, Warren and Travouillon, Tony (2010) Open questions in site characterization and turbulence parameter measurements. In: Adaptive Optics Systems II. Proceedings of SPIE. No.7736. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 77361Z. ISBN 978-0-8194-8226-6. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20161108-154039693

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Abstract

With the development of increasingly larger and more complex telescopes and instrumentation, site testing and characterization efforts also increase in both magnitude and complexity. This happens because the investment into larger observatories is higher and because new technologies, such as adaptive optics, require knowledge about parameters that did not matter previously, such as the vertical distribution of turbulence. We present examples of remaining questions which, to date, are not generally addressed by "standard" site characterization efforts, either because they are technically not (yet) feasible or because they are impractical. We center our observations around the experience gained during the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) site testing effort with an emphasis on turbulence measurements, but our findings are applicable in general to other current and future projects as well.


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Riddle, Reed L.0000-0002-0387-370X
Additional Information:© 2010 SPIE The International Society for Optical Engineering. The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of the TMT partner institutions. They are the Association of Canadian Universities for Research in Astronomy (ACURA), the California Institute of Technology and the University of California. This work was supported as well by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation, the National Research Council of Canada, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the British Columbia Knowledge Development Fund, the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) and the U.S. National Science Foundation.
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Thirty Meter Telescope ProjectUNSPECIFIED
Association of Canadian Universities for Research in Astronomy (ACURA)UNSPECIFIED
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University of CaliforniaUNSPECIFIED
Gordon and Betty Moore FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Canada Foundation for InnovationUNSPECIFIED
Ontario Ministry of Research and InnovationUNSPECIFIED
National Research Council of CanadaUNSPECIFIED
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)UNSPECIFIED
British Columbia Knowledge Development FundUNSPECIFIED
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Subject Keywords:Site testing, extremely large telescopes, Thirty Meter Telescope
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:7736
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Official Citation:Matthias Schöck ; Sebastian Els ; Angel Otárola ; Reed Riddle ; Warren Skidmore ; Tony Travouillon; Open questions in site characterization and turbulence parameter measurements. Proc. SPIE 7736, Adaptive Optics Systems II, 77361Z (July 12, 2010); doi:10.1117/12.857412.
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