AO4ELT5 Proceedings

Modeling day time turbulence profiles: Application to Teide Observatory

Montoya Martinez, Luzma (Instituto Astrofisica de Canarias)

The new generation solar telescope, EST, will be equipped with MCAO capabilities. Site testing is critical for an optimal MCAO system design. The aim of this work is to estimate the refractive index structure constant profile, Cn2, at Observatorio del Teide (Canary Islands) using atmospheric data provided by radiosondes launched from sea level at Güimar station (15 km distant). There are different parametric models for deriving vertical turbulence profiles of Cn2 present in the literature. In this paper, several of those models are reviewed and the model that fits best is selected by correlating with the nighttime IAC-SCIDAR database.

DOI: 10.26698/AO4ELT5.0178- Proceeding PDF

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