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ARENA Workshop Site testing at Dome C 11th – 13th June 2007 Area di Ricerca di Torvergata, Roma Scientific Program Monday June 11th: 14:30Silvia Masi &

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1 ARENA Workshop Site testing at Dome C 11th – 13th June 2007 Area di Ricerca di Torvergata, Roma Scientific Program Monday June 11th: 14:30Silvia Masi & Luigi Spinoglio: Welcome First session Optical astronomy site testing, chaired by Sergio Ortolani 14:40Nicolas Epchtein: ARENA current status and FP7 prospects. 15:00Roland Gredel: The ARENA Site testing task 15:20Eric Fossat: The 7-year site testing campaigns in the frame of the Concordiastro programme 15:50 Coffee Break 16:10Elena Masciadri: Dome C for optical astronomy - A new site testing approach 16:40Carmelo Arcidiacono: Adaptive Optics: principles and relationship with turbulence parameters Second session Atmospheric characteristics, chaired by Eric Fossat 17:10S.Argentini & Ilaria Pietroni: Characteristics of the stable boundary layer at Dome C, Antarctica 17:40Juan R. Pardo: A review of the Atmospheric Transmission at Microwaves (ATM) model 18:10Sergej S. Zilitinkevich: theoretical analyses covering both (i) very stable, shallow, Polar atmospheric boundary layers (ABLs); and (ii) weak, wave dominated turbulence in the very stable free atmosphere 18:40Sergej S. Zilitinkevich and Igor Esau: Real time LES complementary to observations 19:00 End of day 1st

2 Tuesday June 12th: Third session Atmospheric Measurements and testing for submillimeter astronomy, chaired by Roland Gredel 9:00Marc Sarazin and Julio Navarrete: Telescope Enclosures and Surface Layer Turbulence 9:25Marco De Petris: Atmosferic monitoring of mm/sub-mm astrophysical bands. 9:50Nick Tothill: From site-testing to science at the South Pole 10:15Simon Radford: Site Characterization for Submillimeter Astronomy 10:45Lifan Wang: Site Surveys and Sciences at Dome A, Antarctic 11:15 Coffee Break Fourth session Techniques, instrumentation & logistics, chaired by Marc Sarazin 11:35John Storey: A comparison of techniques for measuring atmospheric turbulence 12:00Will Saunders: Dome C site conditions and the design for PILOT 12:20Luca Valenziano: Astronomical site testing from atmospheric and meteorological data 12:45Andrea Pellegrini & Lucia Agnoletto: An update on environmental and atmospheric data distribution at Concordia/Dome C 13:05Luca Palchetti (& Bruno Carli): Wide band measurements (100 - 1400 cm-1) of the atmospheric emission spectrum with an uncooler Fourier trasform spectroradiometer 13:30Chiara Montanari: How to support astronomical facilities at Dome C 13:45-14:30 Lunch

3 14:30Wolfgang R. Ansorge: Topics of a Roadmap for Astronomy at Dome C 15:00-16:30: Round table: ROADMAP for Astronomy at Dome C, moderator: Luigi Spinoglio Very prelimary list of invited participants: Marc Sarazin, Roland Gredel, Nick Tothill, Carlo Alberto Ricci, Piero Salinari, Sergio Ortolani, Chiara Montanari, Paolo Vettolani, Nicolas Epchtein, Eric Fossat Completing the site assessment Astronomy at Dome C: challanges and opportunities Managing and operating large astronomical facilities at Dome C 16:30 Coffee Break Fifth session FIR & submillimeter wavelenths, chaired by Nick Tothill 16:45Paolo De Bernardis: Observing the cold Universe from Dome C 17:15Vincent Minier: The SeFIRAA project: a pathfinder to submm astronomy at Dome C. 17:40Giorgio DallOglio & Lucia Sabbatini: COCHISE at Dome C: an instrument for site testing (and cosmological observations) 20:30Social Dinner: Restaurant ZARAZA – Frascati (free of charge)

4 Wednesday June 13th: Fifth session Site characterization and atmospheric turbulence, chaired by Simon Radford 9:30Antonia M. Varela & Casiana Muñoz-Tuñón: The use of satellites for site characterization 10:00Sergio Ortolani: Climate changes and trends at Dome C 10:20Phil Anderson: What do you mean, Stable Boundary Layer Depth? A comparison of SBL depth as estimated by near surface profiles of CT2, turbulent flux and turbulent kinetic energy. 10:40Boris Galperin, Semion Sukoriansky and Veniamin Perov: A spectral model of stably-stratified turbulence (presented by Phil Anderson). 11:00A. Ziad, A. Agabi, E. Aristidi, J. Borgnino, F. Martin, J. Maire & H. Trinquet: Atmospheric turbulence Outer Scale at Dome C: From the wavefront integrated parameter to the vertical distribution (speaker: A. Ziad) 11:20 Coffee Break 11:40Domingos Barbosa: Portugal and cm/submm Radioastronomy 12:00Franck Lascaux: Mesoscale simulations above Antarctica with the Meso-NH model to characterize a potential astronomical site. 12:20Marc Sarazin:Closing remarks. 12:30 end of meeting


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