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The FAST/SKA Site Selection in Guizhou Province

  • B. Zhu
  • Y. Nie
  • R. Nan
  • B. Peng
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Abstract

Many karst depressions with diameters of 300 m to 500 m, suitable for constructingArecibo-style radio telescopes, were identified in the south of Guizhou Province by Remote Sensing(RS) and Geographic Information System (GIS) technologies together with field investigations. Fundamentaltopography and landform databases were established for 391 candidate depressions, andusing GIS the 3-dimensional images of depressions, at a scale of 1:10000, were then simulated to fita spherical antenna.

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FAST, karst depression, site selection 

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Zhu
    • 1
  • Y. Nie
    • 1
  • R. Nan
    • 2
  • B. Peng
    • 2
  1. 1.LARSIS, Institute of Remote Sensing ApplicationsChinese Academy of SciencesChina
  2. 2.Beijing Astronomical ObservatoryNational Astronomical ObservatoriesChina

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