Site-testing in Antarctica

J. W V Storey, J. S. Lawrence, M. C B Ashley

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Sites on the Antarctic Plateau such as Dome A, Dome C and South Pole, offer unique and exceptionally favourable conditions for astronomy. Site testing over the past decade has revealed extremely low infrared backgrounds, low water vapour, excellent infrared transmission and very low levels of atmospheric turbulence. Although several large facilities have already been built in Antarctica and plans for many more are well underway, there is still much to learn about this unique and beautiful place.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorkshop on Astronomical Site Evaluation
Place of PublicationMéxico, D.F.
PublisherInstituto de Astronomía, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9703232760, 9789703232765
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventWorkshop on Astronomical Site Evaluation - San Pedro Martir, B.C., Mexico
Duration: 13 Mar 200715 Mar 2007


OtherWorkshop on Astronomical Site Evaluation
CitySan Pedro Martir, B.C.


  • Atmosphic effects
  • Site testing


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