6 August 2010 Surface layer characterization at Paranal Observatory
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In this paper the Paranal Surface Layer characterization is presented. Causes, physics and behavior of the SL above Paranal surface are discussed. The analysis is developed using data from different turbulence profilers operated during several campaigns between 2007 and 2009. Instruments used are SL-SLODAR, DIMM, Elevated DIMM, MASS, Lunar Scintillometer and Ultrasonic Anemometers with temperature sensors positioned at different strategic heights.
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G. Lombardi, J. Melnick, R. H. Hinojosa Goñi, J. Navarrete, M. Sarazin, A. Berdja, A. Tokovinin, R. Wilson, J. Osborn, T. Butterley, H. Shepherd, "Surface layer characterization at Paranal Observatory", Proc. SPIE 7733, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes III, 77334D (6 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856772; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.856772


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