In their latest results, Osborn et al. (MNRAS
, 3998) validate the Stereo-SCIDAR turbulence velocity profiling with concurrent measurements for balloon borne radiosonde and General Circulation Model (GFS).
They also show some examples of typical dynamic profiles (strength and velocity), finding that the atmospheric turbulence profile above La Palma is often complex. They regularly observe structure within turbulent zones, with several distinct and continuous velocity distributions. This complicated structure has significant impact on the performance of wide-field Adaptive-optics systems.
Osborn, J.; Butterley, T.; Townson, M. J.; Reeves, A. P.; Morris, T. J.; Wilson, R. W., 2017, "Turbulence velocity profiling for high sensitivity and vertical-resolution atmospheric characterization with Stereo-SCIDAR", MNRAS, 464, 3998 [ ADS ].
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