EAS Publications Series
Volume 40, 20103rd ARENA Conference: An Astronomical Observatory at CONCORDIA (Dome C, Antarctica)
|Page(s)||111 - 114|
|Published online||23 December 2009|
L. Spinoglio and N. Epchtein (eds)
EAS Publications Series, 40 (2010) 111-114
Use of AURA Microwave Limb Sounder data for Dome C and Dome A site-testing
INAF/IFSI-Roma, via del Fosso del Cavaliere 100, 00133 Rome, Italy
The Antarctic Plateau is considered an ideal location for ground-based astronomy from the visible to the millimetric wavelength, thanks to both the low thermal emission and the high transparency of the atmosphere. The Microwave Limb Sounder instrument on board the AURA satellite, provides the vertical profiles of temperature, humidity and several gases present in atmosphere. These profiles can be used as input in radiative transfer model to simulate the atmospheric transmissivity at the different wavelengths.
© EAS, EDP Sciences, 2010
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