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

T. Travouillon*, E. Aristidi, E. Fossat, J. S. Lawrence, D. Mekarnia, A. M. Moore, A. W. Skidmore, J. W V Storey

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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 sonic anemometers we present, a preliminary set of data covering January to October 2007 sampling these quantities at heights of 8, 16 and 28 meters.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGround-based and Airborne Telescopes II
Place of PublicationBellingham, WA
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9780819472229
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventGround-based and Airborne Telescopes II - Marseille
Duration: 23 Jun 200828 Jun 2008


ConferenceGround-based and Airborne Telescopes II


  • Atmospheric effects
  • Site testing


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