Submillimeter Site Testing at Dome C, Antarctica
Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia
21(3) 256 - 263
Published: 30 September 2004
AbstractWe have developed a 350 μm radiometer to perform automated site testing in remote regions of Antarctica. In summer 2000–2001 the instrument operated at Concordia, a new station under construction at Dome C on the Antarctic Plateau. We present the results, and compare them with the atmospheric opacity measured at the South Pole in the same five-week period. During these five weeks, observing conditions at Dome C were, on average, substantially better than those at the South Pole.
Keywords: atmospheric effects — instrumentation: miscellaneous — site testing — submillimeter
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