23 June 2006 Evaluation of sonic anemometers as highly sensitive optical turbulence measuring devices for the Thirty Meter Telescope site testing campaign
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The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) site testing programme is evaluating the use of sonic anemometers as a means of measuring the optical turbulence at the level of its MASS/DIMM telescopes (7m). Tests were performed where sonic anemometers were directly compared against a differenced fine wire thermocouple system. We also show here that fine wire thermocouples produce turbulence measurements comparable to those from a traditional microthermal probe system.
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Warren Skidmore, Tony Travouillon, Reed Riddle, "Evaluation of sonic anemometers as highly sensitive optical turbulence measuring devices for the Thirty Meter Telescope site testing campaign", Proc. SPIE 6267, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes, 62671Z (23 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.671518; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.671518
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