Preliminary evaluation of Dome Fuji as a possible site for an infrared astronomical observatory - SODAR measurement of atmospheric turbulence in the boundary layer in Antarctic summer

Naruhisa Takato, Fumihiro Uraguchi, Hideaki Motoyama, Kotaro Fukui, Makoto Taguchi, Takashi Ichikawa, Yuichiro Taniguchi, Chihiro Murata

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

The Antarctic plateau can be the best astronomical observatory site on the earth because of its very dry air and low temperature. We have observed atmospheric turbulence in the boundary layer (up to the altitude of 1000m above ice surface) by SODAR during JARE-48. We obtained valid continuous data of turbulence strength and three dimensional wind speed from Dec. 21, 2006 to Jan. 14, 2007. Our data show clear correlation between turbulent layer height and solar elevation. Also reported is the jolt measured during transportation from Cape Town to Dome Fuji.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)182-192
Number of pages11
JournalAntarctic Record
Volume52
Issue numberSPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jun 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Preliminary evaluation of Dome Fuji as a possible site for an infrared astronomical observatory - SODAR measurement of atmospheric turbulence in the boundary layer in Antarctic summer'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this