ARCHIVE - Forecast relative to the night starting on 2019/01/15 MST

Note: click on a figure to magnify the image.
Date of figures refers to the start of night in MST.

CN2 VERTICAL PROFILES

Vertical profiles are computed in the [0-20]km range abobe ground level (a.g.l.) and centered on the LBT. Data points temporal frequency is 2 minutes. Here are shown:



  • TEMPORAL EVOLUTION:
    The contour plot represents the temporal evolution of CN2 vertical profiles between the sunset and the sunrise. On the x-axis is time in UT (bottom), in MST (top). Mountain Standard Time MST=UT-7. On the y-axis the height above ground level. The color scale refers to the CN2.

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Fig. 1: CN2 temporal evolution between the sunset and the sunrise
extended on [0-20]km above ground level (a.g.l).
Dashed lines indicate the dusk and the dawn.

Fig. 2: CN2 temporal evolution between the sunset and the sunrise
extended on [0-2]km above ground level (a.g.l).
Dashed lines indicate the dusk and the dawn.




  • TIME AVERAGES:
    Three time averages of the CN2 profiles are presented in Fig. 3 to 5, computed in the first, central and last part of the night (see partition). The corresponding MST (MST=UT-7) is shown on the top of the figure. The blue light halo around each average represents the +/- sigma in the respective time window.
    Fig. 6 represents the three time averages of the CN2 profiles in the same plot with different colors to better appreciate the macroscopic changes in the three temporal intervals.
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Fig. 3: Average CN2 in the "first part of the night".

Fig. 4: Average CN2 in the "central part of the night".

Fig. 5: Average CN2 in the "last part of the night".

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Fig. 6: Averaged CN2 in the three successive periods of the night (see red, blue and green intervals)