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Sampling the ground layer of the atmosphere at Dome C using fast sonic-anemometers

Travouillon, T. and Aristidi, E. and Fossat, E. and Lawrence, J. S. and Mekarnia, D. and Moore, A. M. and Skidmore, A. W. and Storey, J. W. V. (2008) Sampling the ground layer of the atmosphere at Dome C using fast sonic-anemometers. In: Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes II. Proceedings of SPIE. No.7012. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 70124B. ISBN 9780819472229.

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The ground layer turbulence at Dome C is the cause for more than 90% of the total turbulence column. While the height of this layer has been currently measured to be approximately 30m, no long term statistics is available from this part of the atmosphere. In order to plan the construction of future telescope at this site temperature site, temperature, wind speed and turbulence measurements are also necessary. Using fast sonicanemometers we present, a preliminary set of data covering January to October 2007 sampling these quantities at heights of 8, 16 and 28 meters.

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Additional Information:© 2008 Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of the US National Science Foundation Polar Program, IPEV and PNRA. We are in debt to the Dome C winter-overs of 2006-2007 for their assistance. We also would like to thanks the University of Wisconsin for the AWS data made available publicly online.
Group:Thirty Meter Telescope
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Institut Polaire FrancaisUNSPECIFIED
Programma Nazionale Di Ricerche in AntartideUNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:atmospheric effects, site testing
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:7012
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Official Citation:T. Travouillon, E. Aristidi, E. Fossat, J. S. Lawrence, D. Mekarnia, A. M. Moore, A. W. Skidmore, J. W. V. Storey, "Sampling the ground layer of the atmosphere at Dome C using fast sonic-anemometers," Proc. SPIE 7012, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes II, 70124B (17 July 2008)
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