Characterising daytime atmospheric conditions on la Palma

Matthew J. Townson, Aglaé Kellerer, James Osborn, Timothy Butterley, Timothy Morris, Richard W. Wilson

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Day-time turbulence profiles are important for the next generation of Solar Telescopes, which will be equipped with multi conjugate adaptive optics systems. We measured daytime turbulence profiles above La Palma from 17th to 19th September 2013 using a wide- field wave-front sensor. The measured profiles are consistent with previous measurements and suggest that the majority of the turbulence is located close to the ground. Our method does not yet permit precise measurements of high altitude turbulence due to limited instrument and analysis sensitivity.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012035
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventAdapting to the Atmosphere Conference - Durham, United Kingdom
Duration: 15 Sept 201418 Sept 2014

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