ALMA Data Workshop Program

by Dong-Chan Kim last modified May 31, 2013 by Robin Mason
Contributors: Robin Mason

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Day 1: CASA Basics and Calibration

On Day 1 we introduce CASA syntax and the CASA approach to data processing. We give an overview of the Measurement Set, and discuss the steps needed to calibrate ALMA data, including bandpass, phase, and amplitude calibration. We also describe the tools needed for data inspection.

TimePresentation
8:30-9:00

Welcome, Logistics, ALMA Status (pdf)
Video Presentation
- Al Wootten

9:00-10:00

Intro to CASA and the ALMA Measurement Set (pdf)
Video Presentation
- Juergen Ott

10:00-10:30

Intro to Interferometric Calibration (pdf)
Video Presentation
- Jennifer Donovan Meyer

10:30-10:45 Coffee
10:45-11:15

Overview of Calibration in CASA (pdf)
Video Presentation
- Jennifer Donovan Meyer

11:15-12:00

Data Inspection in CASA (pdf)
Video Presentation
- Jim Braatz

12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-1:45

Bandpass Calibration (pdf)
Video Presentation
- Jim Braatz

1:45-3:00

Phase and Amplitude Calibration (pdf)
Video Presentation
- Adam Leroy

3:00-3:15 Coffee
3:15-5:00

Hands-On Calibration Examples

 

 

Day 2 : Self-Calibration and Imaging; ALMA Archive and Science Data

On Day 2 we introduce the science data products provided by ALMA, and then focus on producing sky images from calibrated ALMA u-v data. Topics will include imaging, cleaning, self-calibration, and using the CASA viewer and other image tasks.

TimePresentation
8:30-9:00

What's in the ALMA Archive/Data Package? (pdf)
Video Presentation
- Mark Lacy

9:00-9:30

Imaging Interferometric Data (pdf)
Video Presentation
- Jim Braatz

9:30-10:15 CASA Imaging Example
10:15-10:30 Coffee
10:30-11:00 Inspecting Image Cubes
11:00-12:00 Hands-On Imaging
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-1:30

Self-Calibration (pdf)
Video Presentation
- Adam Leroy

1:30-3:00 Hands-On Self-Calibration Example
3:00-3:15 Coffee
3:15-5:00 Special Topics, Mosaics, Band 9