Beyond Dome C

J. W V Storey, M. C B Ashley, M. G. Burton, Jon Lawrence

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Abstract

A well-focused research program over the past decade has shown that the South Pole has many remarkable characteristics that are particularly favorable for astronomy. These include the very cold, dry atmosphere and the vanishingly small free-air turbulence. Dome C, site of the new French/Italian station Concordia, has all of these attributes plus the added advantage of very low ground-level wind speeds. Higher on the plateau, locations such as the 4200 m high Dome A may well represent the ultimate ground based astronomical observing sites.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHighlights of Astronomy
EditorsO Engvold
Place of PublicationSan Francisco, CA
PublisherASTRONOMICAL SOC PACIFIC
Pages951-952
Number of pages2
Volume13
ISBN (Print)1583811893
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event25th General Assembly of the International-Astronomical-Union - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 13 Jul 200326 Jul 2003

Publication series

NameIAU SYMPOSIA
PublisherASTRONOMICAL SOC PACIFIC
Volume13
ISSN (Print)0074-1809

Conference

Conference25th General Assembly of the International-Astronomical-Union
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period13/07/0326/07/03

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