11 November 2004 Climate diagnostic archives: an approach to ELT site selection
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Abstract
Climate diagnostic studies combine data from different sources (radiosoundes, satellites, meteorological masts, etc) and meteorological models to predict the climate conditions and evolution at a particular site or globally. Products from climate diagnosis are archived in long-term databases that may constitute a useful tool for site characterization. However, a rigorous control of data quality, analysis and cross-comparison to in-situ meteorological measurements need to be performed before the method becomes extensively used for site characterization. We present a statistical analysis for wind vertical profiles, an important parameter for site characterization, using data from a climate diagnostic archive and in-situ measurements (ground-level and balloon data).
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Begona M. Garcia-Lorenzo, Begona M. Garcia-Lorenzo, Jesus Jimenez Fuensalida, Jesus Jimenez Fuensalida, Esteban Gonzales Mendizabal, Esteban Gonzales Mendizabal, Casiana Munoz-Tunon, Casiana Munoz-Tunon, Antonia Maria Varela, Antonia Maria Varela, "Climate diagnostic archives: an approach to ELT site selection", Proc. SPIE 5572, Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems VII, (11 November 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.565513; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.565513
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