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Evaluation of sonic anemometers as highly sensitive optical turbulence measuring devices for the Thirty Meter Telescope site testing campaign

Skidmore, Warren and Travouillon, Tony and Riddle, Reed (2006) Evaluation of sonic anemometers as highly sensitive optical turbulence measuring devices for the Thirty Meter Telescope site testing campaign. In: Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes. Proceedings of SPIE. No.6267. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 62671Z. ISBN 9780819463326. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20181113-154144916

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Abstract

The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) site testing programme is evaluating the use of sonic anemometers as a means of measuring the optical turbulence at the level of its MASS/DIMM telescopes (7m). Tests were performed where sonic anemometers were directly compared against a differenced fine wire thermocouple system. We also show here that fine wire thermocouples produce turbulence measurements comparable to those from a traditional microthermal probe system.


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Riddle, Reed0000-0002-0387-370X
Additional Information:© 2006 Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of the TMT partner institutions. They are the Association of Canadian Universities for Research in Astronomy (ACURA), the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), the California Institute of Technology and the University of California. This work was supported, as well, by the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the National Optical Astronomy Observatory, which is operated by AURA under cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation, the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation, and the National Research Council of Canada. WS is indebted to G. Maclean (UCAR) for help with the CSAT3 data acquisition system.
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Association of Canadian Universities for Research in Astronomy (ACURA)UNSPECIFIED
Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA)UNSPECIFIED
CaltechUNSPECIFIED
University of CaliforniaUNSPECIFIED
Canada Foundation for InnovationUNSPECIFIED
Gordon and Betty Moore FoundationUNSPECIFIED
National Optical Astronomy ObservatoryUNSPECIFIED
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Ontario Ministry of Research and InnovationUNSPECIFIED
National Research Council of CanadaUNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:Sonic anemometer, atmospheric turbulence, seeing
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Official Citation:Warren Skidmore, Tony Travouillon, Reed Riddle, "Evaluation of sonic anemometers as highly sensitive optical turbulence measuring devices for the Thirty Meter Telescope site testing campaign," Proc. SPIE 6267, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes, 62671Z (23 June 2006)
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