Astrometeorology group

Since 2006 the Astrometeorology Group´s aim is to study and comprehend the atmospheric conditions above the Astronomical Observatories  located in Chile. The group has been involved in projects related to Site Testing studies, which help to select the best sites to install observatories and studies aimed at improving numerical weather forecasts at observatories, with particular emphasis on the prediction of seeing and PWV. Meteorologists, Physics and Astronomers are part of the Astrometeorology Group coming from the  Institute for Physics and Astronomy and the Meteorology Department both belonging to the Universidad de Valparaíso in Chile.



MM5 simulation over Paranal and Armazones sites in the North of Chile. Green vectors are the wind at 2350 m.a.s.l. and blue isosurface are the turbulent kinetic energy (TKE). Software Vis5D.