18 July 2014 ALMA service data analysis and level 2 quality assurance with CASA
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The Atacama Large mm and sub-mm Array (ALMA) radio observatory is one of the world’s largest astronomical projects. After the very successful conclusion of the first observation cycles Early Science Cycles 0 and 1, the ALMA project can report many successes and lessons learned. The science data taken interleaved with commis- sioning tests for the still continuing addition of new capabilities has already resulted in numerous publications in high-profile journals. The increasing data volume and complexity are challenging but under control. The radio-astronomical data analysis package ”Common Astronomy Software Applications” (CASA) has played a crucial role in this effort. This article describes the implementation of the ALMA data quality assurance system, in particular the level 2 which is based on CASA, and the lessons learned.
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Dirk Petry, Dirk Petry, Baltasar Vila-Vilaro, Baltasar Vila-Vilaro, Eric Villard, Eric Villard, Shinya Komugi, Shinya Komugi, Scott Schnee, Scott Schnee, } "ALMA service data analysis and level 2 quality assurance with CASA", Proc. SPIE 9152, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy III, 91520J (18 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2054715; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2054715


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