22 July 2014 SLODAR instrument for characterizing an Arctic site: overview of the experimental method, design, and performance
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We present the development of a portable SLODAR (SLOpe Detection and Ranging) instrument to measure the vertical atmosphere profile using several different telescopes (14”, 16”, and 20” aperture) and at varying worldwide sites. In particular, the portability and feasibility of this instrument motivated us to operate it at Ellesmere Island in the Canadian High Arctic. We discuss the SLODAR technique, the design of the instrument, and the results of the performance tests in the lab. The results of the Arctic site testing measurements in October and November 2012 are discussed by Maire et. al. (this conference).1
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Etsuko Mieda, Etsuko Mieda, Jérôme Maire, Jérôme Maire, James R. Graham, James R. Graham, Shelley A. Wright, Shelley A. Wright, Dae-Sik Moon, Dae-Sik Moon, } "SLODAR instrument for characterizing an Arctic site: overview of the experimental method, design, and performance", Proc. SPIE 9145, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes V, 91453K (22 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056915; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2056915
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