Snodar II

probing the atmospheric boundary layer on the antarctic plateau

C. S. Bonner*, M. C B Ashley, Jon Lawrence, D. M. Luong-Van, J. W V Storey

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The height of the atmospheric boundary layer on the Antarctic plateau is of particular interest to meteorologists and designers of optical telescopes for Antarctica. "Snodar" was developed at the University of New South Wales to measure the height of the boundary layer at Dome A and Dome C on the Antarctic plateau. Snodar operates between 3 kHz and 14 kHz and has a vertical resolution of I m or better. Snodar was deployed to Dome A in 2008 and was found to have sufficient sensitivity to be able to measure the height of the atmospheric boundary layer with a single pulse. We present here the technical details of a second-generation Snodar, which will be deployed to Dome A in 2009.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical turbulence: astronomy meets meteorology
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the optical turbulence characterization for astronomical applications
EditorsE Masciadri, M Sarazin
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherImperial College Press
Pages264-270
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781848164857, 1848164858
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Optical Turbulence - Astronomy Meets Meteorology - Sardinia, Italy
Duration: 15 Sep 200818 Sep 2008

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Optical Turbulence - Astronomy Meets Meteorology
CountryItaly
CitySardinia
Period15/09/0818/09/08

Keywords

  • DOME-C

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