Terms Used in MM Calibration


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Terms Used in MM/Submm Calibration


We present below a list of basic terms found in the background calibration papers and in the SMT observer's guide. We hope that this will allow the reader to understand the basic nomenclature used in the calibration literature.

     

  • Temperatures

    1. Ta
    2. Ta*
    3. Tr

     

  • Sky Opacity

    1. tau
    2. tau(225 GHz)
    3. airmass
    4. elevation

     

  • Efficiences

    1. etac
    2. etal
    3. etafss

Background Papers on Calibration


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