page are shown a few tools of investigation (vertical and horizontal
cuts, 3D maps at different orientations,....) that permits us to
charcaterize the 3D optical turbulence distribution above Dome
Fig.1: Animation of a
vertical section of the optical turbulence (CN2)
digital elevation model showing a surface of 80 km x 80 km
around the Dome C summit (black point).
Left-panel: Vertical section of the CN2
extracted all along the
direction indicated in the right-panel related to one night. The summit
of the mountain
corresponds to the Dome C station (black point). The color bar
indicates the log (CN2) in m2/3.
Fig.2: 2D seeing map projected on the
digital elevation model
3D representation of the seeing calculated integrating the turbulence
along the zenith direction from 50 m up to 21,422 km. Calculation for
Fig.3: Same as Fig. 2 but
woth different points of view. Calculation for one night.