Numerical simulations of Optical Turbulence at low and high horizontal resolution in Antarctica with a mesoscale meteorological model

  title={Numerical simulations of Optical Turbulence at low and high horizontal resolution in Antarctica with a mesoscale meteorological model},
  author={Franck Lascaux and Elena Masciadri and Susanna Hagelin and Jeff A. Stoesz},
  journal={arXiv: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics},
It has already been demonstrated that a mesoscale meteorological model such as Meso-NH is highly reliable in reproducing 3D maps of optical turbulence. Preliminary measurements above the Antarctic Plateau have so far indicated a pretty good value for the seeing: around 0.3" at Dome C. However some uncertainties remain. That's why our group is focusing on a detailed study of the atmospheric flow and turbulence in the internal Antarctic Plateau. Our intention is to use the Meso-NH model to do… Expand
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