Optical Turbulence: Astronomy Meets Meteorology - Proceedings Of The Optical Turbulence Characterization For Astronomical Applications
Astronomy Meets Meteorology
Masciadri Elena, Sarazin Marc
This book collects most of the talks and poster presentations presented at the 'Optical Turbulence — Astronomy meets Meteorology' international conference held on 15-18 September, 2008 at Nymphes Bay, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy. The meeting aimed to deal with one of the major causes of wavefront perturbations limiting the astronomical high-angular-resolution observations from the ground. The uniqueness of this meeting has been the effort to attack this topic in a synergic and multidisciplinary approach promoting constructive discussions between the actors of this science — the astronomers, meteorologists, physicists of the atmosphere and the experts in adaptive optics and interferometry techniques whose main goal is to correct, in real-time, the wavefront perturbations induced by atmospheric turbulence to restore at the telescope foci the best available image quality.