Home
About
Program
and Events
Post-Meeting
Publications
Gallery
Registration
Abstract
Submission
Location and Accommodation
Travel Info
Presenter
Resources
Science Oversight
Committee
Student/Travel
Support
Sponsors and Contributors
Contact
Us
MKWC
Home

Program and Events

Symposium on Seeing

Scientific Sessions

Session 1.

Instrumentation and observations to quantify the magnitude and distribution of atmospheric optical turbulence.

Session 2.

Adaptive optics, interferometry, and other approaches to mitigate atmospheric optical turbulence.

Session 3.

Approaches for modeling atmospheric optical turbulence.

Session 4.

Applications of optical turbulence observations and custom forecasting in telescope astronomy.

Session 5.

Panel lead session to develop a science plan for a field experiment.

Monday, March 19

6:00 pm


Registration (Registered Participants)
Cocktail Reception


Tuesday, March 20 - Session 1

8:00 am


Coffee and Refreshments

8:25 am

Chair: Mark Chun
Introduction to Session 1


Sub-Session 1a: Standard Instrumentation/Calibration

8:30 am

Marc Sarazin
(Invited Speaker)
Assembling composite vertical atmospheric turbulence profiles from DIMM, SLODAR and MASS contemporaneous records at Paranal
Tar File

9:00 am

Andrei Tokovinin
Accurate turbulence measurements with MASS and DIMM
Power Point

9:15 am

Aglae Kellerer
An instrument to measure the atmospheric time constant
PDF File

9:30 am

Frank Eaton
Unresolved critical issues of optical turbulence that effect seeing determinations
Power Point

9:45 am

Zouhair Benkhaldoun
The seeing monitors: Instrumental noise and cross-calibration
Power Point

10:00 am


Coffee Break

10:30 am

Matthias Schoeck
Characterizing the TMT site selection equipment
PDF file

10:45 am

Warren Skidmore
The Thirty Meter Telescope DIMM systems
PDF file

11:00 am

Sebastian Els
The TMT MASS System: Characterization and Application
PDF File


Sub-Session 1b: New Instruments and Methods

11:30 am

Julien Borgnino
An optical turbulence profiler for the terrestrial atmosphere boundary-layer
Power Point

11:45 am

Paul Hickson
First results from a Lunar SHABAR at CTIO
Power Point

12:00 pm


Lunch Break

1:40 pm

Chair: Marc Sarazin
Session 1 (continued)

1:45 pm

Remy Avila
Low Layer SCIDAR: a turbulence profiler for the first kilometer with very high altitude-resolution
Tar File

2:00 pm

Aziz Ziad
MOSP: Monitor of Outer Scale Profile
Tar File

2:15 pm

Earl Spillar
SAM: An instrument designed for characterization of the atmosphere for optical experiments
Not Available

2:30 pm

Marjorie Shoemake
Characterization of atmospheric optical turbulence along two horizontal path and comparison with vertical path turbulence
Power Point

2:45 pm


Coffee Break


Sub-Session 1c: Site Measurements Campaign & Results

3:15 pm

Mark Chun
The Mauna Kea ground-layer characterization campaign
PDF File

3:30 pm

Thomas Rimmele
The Advance Technology Solar Telescope Site Survey: Instrumentation, Results and application to adaptive optics systems modeling
Power Point

3:45 pm

Jesus J. Fuensalida
Statistical turbulence vertical profiles at the Roque de los Muchachos observatory and Teide observatory
Tar File

4:00 pm

Julio Navarrete
PARANAL DIMM and MASS-LITE Comparison after two years of operation
Power Point

4:15 pm

Joanna Thomas-Osip
The Seeing and Turbulence Profile at Las Campanas Observatory: GMT Site Testing Progress Report
PDF File

4:30 pm

Jon Lawrence
Characterising optical turbulence at Dome A on the Antarctic plateau
Power Point

4:45 pm

Jean Vernin
Site testing at Dome C, Antarctica
Power Point

5:00 pm


Adjourn

Wednesday, March 21 - Session 2 & 3

8:00 am


Coffee and Refreshments

8:25 am

Chair: Francois Rigaut
Introduction to Session 2

8:30 am

Brent Ellerbroek
(Invited Speaker)
Special issues in atmospheric monitoring and characterization for future extremely large telescopes
Power Point

9:00 am

Lianqi Wang
Atmospheric Turbulence Profiling using Multiple Adaptive Optics.
Power Point

9:15 am

Nancy Ageorges
Comparison of atmospheric conditions as measured by dedicated monitors & as seen on an adaptive optics wavefront sensor.
Power Point

9:30 am

Szymon Gladysz
Instantaneous Seeing estimates using closed-loop AO images
Tar File

9:45 am

Matthew Britton
The Anisoplanatic Point Spread Function in Adaptive Optics
Power Point

10:00 am


Coffee Break

10:30 am

Jeff Stoesz
The widest contiguous field of view at selected sites
PDF File

10:45 am

Christoph Baranec
Adaptive optics using multiple guide stars
Power Point

11:00 am

L William Bradford
Measurements of the short term variability of r0
Power Point

11:15 am

Eric Steinbring
Two Applications of Turbulence Characterization that Improve Deep AO Imaging with the Laser
Power Point

11:30 am

Richard Wilson
SLODAR Turbulence Profiling
Power Point

11:45 am

Francois Rigaut
Real-time sodium layer thickness monitoring with the Altair Laser Guide Star System
Power Point

12:00 pm


Lunch Break

1:40 am

Chair: Steven Businger
Introduction to Session 3

1:45 pm

Elena Masciadri
(Invited Speaker)
Optical Turbulence simulations with meso-scale models. Towards a new ground- based astronomy era
PDF File

2:15 pm

Franck Lascaux
Mesoscale simulations above Antartica for astronomical applications: first approaches
Power Point

2:30 pm

Steven Businger
COSMIC - Spaced Based GPS
PDF File

2:45 pm

Tiziana Cherubini
Modeling Optical Turbulence and Seeing over Mauna Kea: Algorithm Refinement
Power Point

3:00 pm


Coffee Break

3:25 am

Chair: Elena Masciadri
Session 3 (continued)

3:30 pm

Sara C. Adair
Modeling and Forecasting Optical Turbulence with DEEST.
Power Point

3:45 pm

Sethu Raman
Influence of Coastal Meteorological Processes on Aerosol Transport
Power Point

4:00 pm

Randall Alliss
A Ten Year Cloud Climatology of the Hawaiian Islands as Derived by GOES
Not Available

4:15 pm

Lewis Roberts
Haleakala Seeing Characterization and Improved Wind Models for Several Astronomical Observatories
Power Point

4:30 pm

Andrei Tokovinin
Testing turbulence model at metric scales with mid-infrared VISIR
Power Point

4:45 pm

Omar Cuevas
Analysis of local meteorological conditions in Macon using the MM5 model
Power Point

4:45 pm


Adjourn

Thursday, March 22 - Session 4 & 5

8:00 am


Coffee and Refreshments

8:25 am

Chair: Brent Ellerbroek
Introduction to Session 4

8:30 am

Douglas Simons
(Invited Speaker)
The "Missing Link" Between Meteorology and Astronomy
Power Point

9:00 am

Konstantinos Vogiatzis
Thermal Seeing Modeling as a Design and Performance Analysis Tool
Power Point

9:15 am

Bounhir Aziza
Seeing estimation from 200 mb wind speed in the ELT campaign
PDF File

9:30 am

Herve Trinquet
A new model to forecast seeing and Cn2 profiles from meteorological profiles
Power Point

9:45 am

Esperanza Carrasco
Climatology of Sierra Negra.
Power Point

10:00 am

Dennis Crabtree
The Role of Weather Forecasts in Gemini Scientific Operations
Power Point

10:15 am


Coffee Break

10:30 am


Poster Session

12:00 pm


Lunch Break

1:30 pm


Session 5: Open Discussion

3:30 pm


Closing Remarks/Adjorn


Back To Top

Updated on: Tue, Sep 21 2010 - 2328 UTC
Send comments to: MKWC Staff