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Robert A. McLaren

Maintained by LG
photo of Robert McLaren

Specialist and Associate Director
Ph.D., University of Toronto, 1973
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  • Astronomical instrumentation
  • Infrared astronomy
  • Extragalactic distance scale



Robert W. Clopton Award for Distinguished Community Service (University of Hawaii), 1992

Selected Publications

IMAKA: Imaging from Mauna Kea with an Atmosphere Corrected 1 Square Degree Optical Imager
O. Lai et al.
Proc. SPIE, 7015, 70154H-70154H-12 (2008)

Supporting the Missions of the Mauna Kea Observatories with Ground Einds Incoherent UV Lidar Measurements
S.Businger, T, Cherubini, I. Dors, J. McHugh, R. A. McLaren, J. B. Moore, J. M. Ryan, C. A. Nardell
Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Conference Series 4839,
858-868 (2003)

Numerical Weather Forecast at Mauna Kea Astronomical Observatory by Subaru Telescope Supercomputer
R. Ogasawara, A. Miyashita, G. Kosugi, T. Takata, K. Sekiguchi, S. Businger, T. Cherubini, S. Daida, R. A. McLaren, D. Simons, K. Kawarai, A. Kawai
Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Conference Series 4844, 493-500 (2002)

S. Businger, R. McLaren, R. Ogasawara, D. Simons, and R. Wainscoat
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 83, 858-871 (2002)

Real-Time Mesoscale Simulations in Support of Astronomical Observations at Mauna Kea Observatories
R. Knabb, R. McLaren, J. Tonry, R. Wainscoat, S. Businger, R. Ogasawara, D. Simons, and M. Mountain
Twenty-fourth Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, American Meteorological Society, 406-407 (2000)

Communications Infrastructure for New Observing Techniques
T. Sun and R. A. McLaren
New Observing Modes for the Next Century, ASP Conference Series, 87, ed. T. Boroson, J. Davies, and I. Robson, 219-222 (1996)

Mauna Kea Observatories Communications Network: A Fiber Optics Based High Bandwidth Astronomy Network
T. Sun, P. H. Rhoads, and R. McLaren
Observing at a Distance, ed. D. T. Emerson and R. G. Clowes, World Scientific, 103-114 (1993)

Structure of Scintillations in Neptune's Occultation Shadow
W. B. Hubbard, E. Lellouch, B. Sicardy, A. Brahic, F. Vilas, P. Bouchet, R. A. McLaren, and C. Perrier
The Astrophysical Journal, 325, 490-502 (1988)

Distance Moduli and Structure of the Magellanic Clouds from Near-Infrared Photometry of Classical Cepheids
D. L. Welch, R. A. McLaren, B. F. Madore, and C. W. McAlary
The Astrophysical Journal, 321, 162-185 (1987)

A Near-Infrared and Optical Study of X-ray Selected Seyfert Galaxies. I. Observations
C. W. McAlary, R. A. McLaren, R. J. McGonegal, and J. Maza
The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 52, 341-362 (1983)

The Cepheid Distance Scale: A New Application for Infrared Photometry
R. McGonegal, R. A. McLaren, C. W. McAlary, and B. F. Madore
The Astrophysical Journal (Letters), 257, L33-L36 (1982)

Infrared Observations of Circumstellar Ammonia in OH/IR Supergiants
R. A. McLaren and A. L. Betz
The Astrophysical Journal (Letters), 240, L159-L163 (1980)

Heterodyne Detection of CO2 Emission Lines and Wind Velocities in the Atmosphere of Venus
A. L. Betz, M. A. Johnson, R. A. McLaren, and E. C. Sutton
The Astrophysical Journal (Letters), 208, L141-L144 (1976)

Spectroscopy of the Orion Nebula from 80 to 135 Microns
D. Brandshaft, R. A. McLaren, and M. W. Werner,
The Astrophysical Journal (Letters), 199, L115-L117 (1975)

Elastic Constants of Neon Single Crystals Determined by Brillouin Scattering
R. A. McLaren, H. Kiefte, D. Landheer, and B. P. Stoicheff
Physical Review B, 11, 1705-1717 (1975)