Studying the vertical extent of the ground layer turbulence using sonic-anemometers

T. Travouillon*, E. Aristidi, E. Fossat, E. Bondoux, Z. Challita, D. Mekarnia, F. Jeanneaux, D. Odoardi, J. S. Lawrence

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The optical turbulence above Dome C in winter is mainly concentrated in the first tens of meters above the ground. The properties of this so-called surface layer were investigated during the last two winterover by a set of sonics anemometers placed on a 45 m high tower. These anemometers provide measurements of the temperature and the wind speed vector. The sampling rate of 10 Hz allows to derivate the refractive index structure constant C n 2. We report here the first analysis of these data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-118
Number of pages4
JournalEAS Publications Series
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


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