Atmospheric turbulence at the South Pole and its implications for astronomy

@inproceedings{TravouillonAtmosphericTA,
  title={Atmospheric turbulence at the South Pole and its implications for astronomy},
  author={Tony Travouillon and Michael C. B. Ashley and Michael C. Burton and John W. V. Storey and Robert F. Loewenstein}
}
To investigate the low-atmosphere turbulence at the South Pole, we have measured, using a SODAR, the temperature fluctuation constant (C2 T ) during winter, as a function of altitude up to 890 m. We found that the turbulence was on average concentrated inside a boundary layer sitting below 270 m. While at the peak of winter the turbulence was stable and clearly bounded, during other seasons there was a more complex turbulence profile which extended to higher altitudes. We found that this… CONTINUE READING