Turbulence and wind sp eed proﬁles for simulating the TMT AO p erformances
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2 TMT Observatory Corporation, Victoria, BC, Canada
3 AURA-NIO, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, La Serena, Chile.
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The site testing campaign of the Thirty Meter Telescope gathered an extensive amount of turbulence profiles. This data is modeled to describe the statistical characteristics of each site and act as "standard atmospheres" for use in AO simulations.
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