Where is ridge a?

Geoff Sims, Craig Kulesa, Michael C.B. Ashley, Jon S. Lawrence, Will Saunders, John W.V. Storey

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Abstract

First identified in 2009 as the site with the lowest precipitable water vapour (PWV) and best terahertz transmission on Earth, Ridge A is located approximately 150 km south of Dome A, Antarctica. We use three years of data from the Microwave Humidity Sensor (MHS) on the NOAA-18 satellite and recent ground-based measurements from Ridge A to probe the PWV variations and stability over the high Antarctic plateau.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAstrophysics from Antarctica
EditorsMichael G. Burton, Xiangqun Cui, Nicholas F. H. Tothill
Pages304-305
Number of pages2
EditionS288
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2012
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
NumberS288
Volume8
ISSN (Print)1743-9213
ISSN (Electronic)1743-9221

Keywords

  • PWV
  • Ridge A
  • site testing
  • terahertz

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Space and Planetary Science

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