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Paper: The ALMA Pipeline
Volume: 485, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXIII
Page: 383
Authors: Muders, D.; Wyrowski, F.; Lightfoot, J.; Williams, S.; Nakazato, T.; Kosugi, G.; Davis, L.; Kern, J.
Abstract: The Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) is a radio interferometer that is being built on the Chajnantor plateau at 5000 m altitude in the Atacama desert in Chile. It will consist of 66 telescopes organized in three arrays providing baselines up to 16 km with a zoom configuration including zero spacings. ALMA will provide unprecedented spatial resolution and sensitivity in the mm/submm wavelength range to study star and galaxy formation. The ALMA project intends to reach a broad astronomical community. An automatic reduction pipeline is required to deliver science quality data products also for non-experts. The ALMA Pipeline is being developed as a set of additional tasks based on the CASA (Common Astronomy Software Applications) data reduction package. End-to-end processing for interferometry and single dish data has been implemented. The pipeline features are being commissioned incrementally using ALMA Cycle 0 and Cycle 1 data.
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