10 July 2008 Optimizing atmospheric correction at the JCMT using a 183GHz water vapor radiometer
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Abstract
A 183GHz water vapour radiometer is installed at the JCMT, but is not currently used for active atmospheric calibration. With the installation of the SCUBA-2 submillimetre camera, it is desirable to provide more accurate and time-sensitive calibration at specific wavelengths. It is shown here that the 183GHz water vapour monitor data can be used to calculate the atmospheric opacity over small time-scales, directly along the line-of-sight of the instrument. These data will be used to identify the potential for improvement in existing calibration schemes, and the requirements of such a system if used with an instrument such as SCUBA-2.
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Jessica T. Dempsey, Per Friberg, "Optimizing atmospheric correction at the JCMT using a 183GHz water vapor radiometer", Proc. SPIE 7012, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes II, 70123Z (10 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.787471; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.787471
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