First Whole Atmosphere Nighttime Seeing Measurements at Dome C, Antarctica

@article{Agabi2006FirstWA,
  title={First Whole Atmosphere Nighttime Seeing Measurements at Dome C, Antarctica},
  author={Abdelkrim Agabi and Eric Aristidi and Max Azouit and Eric G. Fossat and François Martin and Tatiana Sadibekova and Jean Vernin and Aziz Ziad},
  journal={Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific},
  year={2006},
  volume={118},
  pages={344 - 348}
}
  • A. Agabi, E. Aristidi, A. Ziad
  • Published 14 October 2005
  • Environmental Science
  • Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
We report site‐testing results obtained in the nighttime during the polar autumn and winter at Dome C. These results were collected during the first Concordia winterover by A. Agabi. They are based on seeing and isoplanatic angle monitoring, as well as in situ balloon measurements of the refractive index structure constant profiles C2n(h). Atmosphere is divided into two regions: (1) a 36 m high surface layer responsible for 87% of the turbulence, and (2) a very stable free atmosphere above… 

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