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Dust concentration and soil properties at the TMT candidate sites

Els, S. G. and Riddle, R. and Schöck, M. and Skidmore, W. and Travouillon, T. (2012) Dust concentration and soil properties at the TMT candidate sites. In: Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes IV. Proceedings of SPIE. No.8444. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. no. 844468. ISBN 9780819491459. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20180713-145727864

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Abstract

During the site testing campaign for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) in addition to the optical conditions of the atmosphere, measurements of the soil surface properties were obtained also. The dust concentration in the air was measured by means of dust sensors which were mounted underneath the mount of the site monitoring telescopes. The ground head fluxes and soil temperatures were measured several centimeters into the ground. On Cerro Armazones it was also possible to conduct an experiment to measure heat conduction of the soil. In this paper, all of these measurements are described, the results and their potential use is summarized.


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Riddle, R.0000-0002-0387-370X
Additional Information:© 2012 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). The TMT project gratefully acknowledges 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.
Group:Thirty Meter Telescope
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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
Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA)UNSPECIFIED
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Subject Keywords:Site testing, atmospheric conditions, dust
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Official Citation:S. G. Els, R. Riddle, M. Schöck, W. Skidmore, T. Travouillon, "Dust concentration and soil properties at the TMT candidate sites", Proc. SPIE 8444, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes IV, 844468 (17 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.926863; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.926863
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Deposited On:16 Jul 2018 20:58
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