Site Conditions for Astronomy at the South Pole

  title={Site Conditions for Astronomy at the South Pole},
  author={J. w. v. Storeya and M. C. B. Ashleya and MG. Burtona and M. A. Phillipsa},
  • J. w. v. Storeya, M. C. B. Ashleya, +1 author M. A. Phillipsa
  • Published 2003
We discuss the site conditions for astronomy at the South Pole and over the Antarctic plateau. We find that these conditions are the most favorable on Earth for sensitive observations at thermal infrared and sub-millimeter wavelengths. We further discuss plans to develop infrared facilities to exploit this potential.