Peer Reviewed Publications

R. Griffiths, L. Bardou, T. Butterley, J. Osborn, R. Wilson, E. Bustos, A. Tokovinin, M. Le Louarn and A. Otarola, A comparison of next-generation turbulence profiling instruments at
(Volume 529, Issue 1, March 2024, Pages 320–330)

J. Seidel, A. Otarola, V. Théron, 2023, On the Impact of ENSO Cycles and Climate Change on Telescope Sites in Northern Chile, Atmosphere 2023, 14(10), 1511)

S. Nandakumar et al., Optical Observations of an ultrabright constellation satellite, Nature, volume 623, pages938–941 (2023)

P. Mróz, A. Otarola, T. A. Prince, R. Dekany, D. A. Duev, M. J. Graham, S. L. Groom, F. J. Masci, and M. S. Medford, 2021, Impact of the SpaceX Starlink Satellites on the Zwicky Transient Facility Survey Observations, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 924, Number 2.

J. Tregloan-Reed, A. Otarola, E. Unda-Sanzana, B. Haeussler, F. Gaete, J. P. Colque, C. González-Fernández, J. Anais, V. Molina, R. González, E. Ortiz, S. Mieske, S. Brillant, J. P. Anderson, 2021, Optical-to-NIR magnitude measurements of the Starlink LEO Darksat satellite and effectiveness of the darkening treatment, Astronomy & Astrophysics.

Tregloan-Reed, J., Otarola, A., Ortiz E., Molina, V., González, A.R., Colque, J.P., Unda-Sanzana, E., 2020, First observations and magnitude measurements of SpaceX’s Darksat, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Volume 637, L1, Letters to the Editor

Hellemeir, J., Bonaccini Calia, D., Hickson, P., Otarola, A., Pfrommer, T., 2020, Measuring line-of-sight sodium density structure using laser guide stars, Monthly Notices of the Royal Academy of Sciences, Volume 494, Issue 2.

A. Otarola, C. De Breuck, T. Travouillon, S. Matsushita, L.-Å. Nyman, A. Wootten, S. J. E. Radford, M. Sarazin, F. Kerber, and J. P. Pérez-Beaupuits, 2019, Precipitable water vapor, temperature and wind statistics at sites suitable for mm and sub-mm wavelength astronomy in northern Chile, Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Volume 131, Number 998.

Ward, D., Kursinski, E.R., Otarola, A., Stovern, M., McGhee, J., Young, A., Hainsworth, J., Hagen, J., Sisk, W., and Reed, H., 2019, Retrieval of water vapor using ground-based observations from a prototype ATOMMS active centimeter- and millimeter-wavelength occultation instrument, Atmospheric Measurements & Techniques, 12, 1955-1977.

Calbet, X., Peinado-Galan, N., DeSouza-Machado, S., Kursinski, E.R., Oria, P., Ward, D., Otarola, A., Rípodas, P., Kivi, R., 2018, Can turbulence within the field of view cause significant biases in radiative transfer modeling at the 183 GHz band?, Atmospheric Measurements & Techniques, 11, 6409-6417.

Feng, L., Shen, S., Xue, S., Li, Y-P., Jin, K., Otarola, A., Bo, Y., Zuo, J., Bian, Q., Wei, K., Hu, J-Y., 2016, A sodium laser guide star coupling efficiency measurement method, Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics, Volume 16, No 9, 144.

Otarola, A., Hickson, P., Gagné, R., Bo, Y., Zuo, J., Xie, S., Feng, L., Rochester, S., Budker, D., Shen, S., Xue, S., Wei, K., Boyer, C., Ellerbroek, B., Hu, J-Y., Peng, Q., Xu, Z., 2016, On-Sky tests of a high-power pulsed laser for sodium laser guide star adaptive optics, Journal of Astronomical Instrumentation, Volume 5, No 2.

Otarola, A., Richter, M., Packham, C., Chun, M., 2015, Atmospheric transmission and thermal background emission in the mid-infrared at Maunakea, Adapting to the Atmosphere Conference, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 595, 012023.

Bustos, R., Rubio., M., Otarola, A., Nagar., N., 2014, Parque Astronómico de Atacama: An ideal site for millimeter, sub-millimeter, and mid-infrared astronomy, Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Volume 126, Number 946.

Rochester, S., Otarola, A., Boyer, C., Budker, D., Ellerbroek, B., Holzlöhner, R., Wang, L., 2012, Modeling of pulsed laser guide stars for the Thirty Meter Telescope Project, Journal of the Optical Society of America B, Volume 29, Issue 8, pp. 2176-2188.

Kursinski, E..R., Ward, D., Stovern, M., Otarola, A.C., Young, A., Wheelwright, B., Stickney, R., Albanna, S., Duffy, B., Groppi, C., and Hainsworth, J., 2012, Development and testing of the Active Temperature, Ozone and Moisture Microwave Spectrometer (ATOMMS) cm and mm wavelength occultation instrument”, Atmospheric Measurements & Techniques, 5, 439-456.

Otarola, A., 2011, Analysis of the vertical profiles of humidity from radiosonde soundings launched from Antofagasta, in Astronomical Site Testing Data Conference In Chile, Revista Mexicana de Astronomía y Astrofísica (Serie de Conferencias), 41, 99–103.

Schöck, M., Nelson, J., Els, S., Gillet, P., Otarola, A., Riddle, R., Skidmore, W., Travouillon, T., Blum, R., Chanan, G., De Young, D., Djorgovski, S. G., Steinbring, E., Walker, A., 2011, Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) Site Merit Function, in Astronomical Site Testing Data Conference In Chile, Revista Mexicana de Astronomía y Astrofísica (Serie de Conferencias), 41, 32-35.

Wang, L., Otarola, A., Ellerbroek, 2010, Impact of Sodium Laser Guide Star Fratricide on MCAO Systems, Journal of the Optical Society of America A, Volume 27, Issue 11, pp. A19-A28.

Otarola, A., Travouillon, T., Schöck, M. , Els, S., Riddle, R., Skidmore, W., R. Dahl, D. Naylor, and R. Querel, 2010, Thirty Meter Telescope Site Testing X: Precipitable Water Vapor, Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Volume 122, Number 890.

Otarola, A., Hiriart, D., and Pérez-León, J.E., 2009, Statistical characterization of precipitable water vapor at San Pedro Martir Sierra in Baja California, Revista Mexicana de Astronomía y Astrofísica, 45(2), 161-169.

Schöck, M., Els, S., Riddle, R., Skidmore, W., Travouillon, T., Blum, R., Bustos, E., Chanan, G., Djorgovski, S.G., Gillet, P., Gregory, B., Nelson, J., Otarola, A., Seguel, J., Vasquez, J., Walker, D., and Wang, L., 2009, Thirty Meter Telescope Site Testing I: Overview, Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Volume 121, Number 878.

Padin, S., Shepherd, M.C., Cartwright, J.K., Keenev, R.G., Mason, B.S., Pearson, T.J., Readhead, A.C.S., Schaal, W.L., Sievers, J., Udomprasert, P.S., Yamasaki, J.K., Holzapfel, W.L., Carlstrom, J.E., Joy, M., Myers, S.T., and Otarola, A., 2002, The Cosmic Background Imager, Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Volume 114, No. 791, , pp. 83-97.

Otarola, A., Delgado, G., Booth, R., Belitsky, V., Urbain, D., Radford, S., Hofstadt, D., Nyman, L.-A., Shaver, P., and Hills, R., 1998, European Site Testing at Chajnantor: A step towards the Large Southern Array, The Messenger, Volume 94, pp. 13-20.

Andreani, P., Pizzo, L., Dall’Oglio, G., Whyborn, N., Bohringer, H., Shaver, P., Lemke, R., Otarola, A., Nyman, L.-A., and Booth, R. (1996), Looking for the Sunyaev-Zel’dovich effect towards distant Rosat clusters of Galaxies, The Astrophysical Journal, 459, L49-L52.