Dome C: The best accessible site on Earth for submillimetre astronomy
Journal article, 2010

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.

Submillimetre waves

Submillimetre astronomy

Antarctic plateau

Precipitable water vapour

Author

P., Tremblin

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

N. Schneider

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

V. Minier

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

G. Durand

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

Y., Reinert

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

M. Busso

University of Perugia

L., Sabbatini

Dipartimento di Fisica

J. W. V., Storey

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Joachim Urban

Chalmers, Department of Radio and Space Science, Global Environmental Measurements and Modelling

P. G., Calisse

Cardiff University

C., Veyssiere

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

EAS Publications Series

1633-4760 (ISSN) 1638-1963 (eISSN)

Vol. 40 333-336

Subject Categories

Earth and Related Environmental Sciences

DOI

10.1051/eas/1040047

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