EAS Publications Series
Volume 40, 20103rd ARENA Conference: An Astronomical Observatory at CONCORDIA (Dome C, Antarctica)
|Page(s)||333 - 336|
|Published online||23 December 2009|
L. Spinoglio and N. Epchtein (eds)
EAS Publications Series, 40 (2010) 333-336
Dome C: the best accessible site on Earth for submillimetre astronomy
CEA Saclay/DSM/IRFU/Service d'Astrophysique, France
2 Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Perugia, via A. Pascoli, 06100 Perugia, Italy
3 Dipartimento di Fisica, Roma 3, Italy
4 School of Physics, University of New South Wales, NSW 2052, Australia
5 Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Radio and Space Science, 41296 Goeteborg, Sweden
6 School of Physics and Astronomy, Cardiff University, UK
7 CEA Saclay/DSM/IRFU/SIS, France
Corresponding author: email@example.com
We present preliminary results of the measurements of sky transparency conducted at Dome C during the winter 2008. Using MOLIERE modeling, we estimate a low precipitable water vapour content above Concordia station, which is very promising for future submillimetre wave observations on the Antarctic Plateau.
© EAS, EDP Sciences, 2010
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