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ALMA Memo # 517

Turbulence simulations of dry and wet phase
fluctuations at Chajnantor.
Part I: The daytime convective boundary layer.

Alison Stirling, John Richer, Richard Hills, Adrian Lock 2005-04-18


We have performed numerical simulations of the atmosphere for typical daytime convective conditions at Chajnantor, and derived the resulting wet and dry contributions to the atmospheric phase fluctuations. The simulations show that: