Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser.
Volume 130, Number 1, May II 1998
|Page(s)||141 - 155|
|Published online||15 May 1998|
Profiling of atmospheric turbulence strength and velocity using a generalised SCIDAR technique
Applied Optics Group, Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College, London SW7 2BZ, UK
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Accepted: 13 November 1997
The measurement of the strength and velocity of atmospheric optical turbulence using a generalised SCIDAR technique is outlined and demonstrated. This method allows the full turbulent profile to be characterised from the telescope pupil up to any desired altitude. A number of example profiles from various astronomical observing sites are presented.
Key words: atmospheric effects / site testing / telescopes
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