First Whole Atmosphere Nighttime Seeing Measurements at Dome C, Antarctica

  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},
  pages={344 - 348}
  • A. Agabi, E. Aristidi, A. Ziad
  • Published 14 October 2005
  • Environmental Science
  • Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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