Meso-Nh simulations of the atmospheric flow above the Internal Antarctic Plateau

  title={Meso-Nh simulations of the atmospheric flow above the Internal Antarctic Plateau},
  author={Franck Lascaux and E Masciadri and Susanna Hagelin and Jeff A. Stoesz},
  booktitle={Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation},
Mesoscale model such as Meso-Nh have proven to be highly reliable in reproducing 3D maps of optical turbulence (see Refs. 1, 2, 3, 4) above mid-latitude astronomical sites. These last years ground-based astronomy has been looking towards Antarctica. Especially its summits and the Internal Continental Plateau where the optical turbulence appears to be confined in a shallow layer close to the icy surface. Preliminary measurements have so far indicated pretty good value for the seeing above 30-35… 
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Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VII
Cooperating Organizations American Astronomical Society (United States) • Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON) (Netherlands) • Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation (United States)


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