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17 September 2012 Site characterization studies in high plateau of Tibet
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The site survey in western China has been carried out since 2003. Remote studies and local surveys are performed, and Oma site, Ali area in southwest Tibet, has been selected in 2005 to make site testing measurements. The monitoring results show that Ali area can be the best choice for astronomical observations over the East Asian regions. A new site in Ali has been identified and begun construction in 2010 for small telescopes and detailed site characterization. This paper reviews the long term site survey, presents site characteristics in Tibet, and introduces current status of the new Ali observatory.
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Yongqiang Yao, Hongshuai Wang, Liyong Liu, Yiping Wang, Xuan Qian, and Jia Yin "Site characterization studies in high plateau of Tibet", Proc. SPIE 8444, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes IV, 84441K (17 September 2012);

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