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Characterising daytime atmospheric conditions on La Palma

Townson, M.J.; Kellerer, A.; Osborn, J.; Butterley, T.; Morris, T.; Wilson, R.W.

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A. Kellerer

T. Butterley

R.W. Wilson


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.


Townson, M., Kellerer, A., Osborn, J., Butterley, T., Morris, T., & Wilson, R. (2015). Characterising daytime atmospheric conditions on La Palma. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 595, Article 012035.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2015
Deposit Date Nov 29, 2016
Publicly Available Date Jun 28, 2018
Journal Journal of Physics: Conference Series
Print ISSN 1742-6588
Electronic ISSN 1742-6596
Publisher IOP Publishing
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 595
Article Number 012035


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