Astronomical seeing from the summits of the Antarctic plateau ?

@inproceedings{Marks2002AstronomicalSF,
  title={Astronomical seeing from the summits of the Antarctic plateau ?},
  author={R. D. Marks},
  year={2002}
}
From the South Pole, microthermal turbulence within a narrow surface boundary layer some 200 m thick provides the dominant contribution to the astronomical seeing. We present results for the seeing at a wavelength of 2.4 μm. The narrow turbulence layer above the site, confined close to the surface, provides greatly superior conditions for adaptive optics correction than do temperate latitude sites. An analysis of the available meteorological data for the Antarctic plateau suggests that sites on… CONTINUE READING

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