Where is Ridge A?

Geoff Sims*, Craig Kulesa, Michael C. B. Ashley, Jon S. Lawrence, Will Saunders, John W. V. Storey

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    Abstract

    First identified in 2009 as the site with the lowest precipitable water vapour (PWV) and best terahertz transmission on Earth, Ridge A is located approximately 150 km south of Dome A, Antarctica. We use three years of data from the Microwave Humidity Sensor (MHS) on the NOAA-18 satellite and recent ground-based measurements from Ridge A to probe the PWV variations and stability over the high Antarctic plateau.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAstrophysics from Antarctica
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings IAU Symposium No. 288
    EditorsM. G. Burton, X. Cui, N. F. H. Tothill
    Place of PublicationCambridge
    PublisherCambridge University Press
    Pages304-305
    Number of pages2
    Volume8
    EditionS288
    ISBN (Print)9781107033771
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012
    EventInternational Astronomical Union Symposium (288th : 2012): Astrophysics from Antarctica - Beijing, China
    Duration: 20 Aug 201224 Aug 2012
    Conference number: 288

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
    NumberS288
    Volume8
    ISSN (Print)17439213
    ISSN (Electronic)17439221

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Astronomical Union Symposium (288th : 2012)
    Abbreviated titleIAU Symposium (288 : 2012)
    Country/TerritoryChina
    CityBeijing
    Period20/08/1224/08/12

    Keywords

    • PWV
    • Ridge A
    • site testing
    • terahertz

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