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Atmospheric Influences on Space-Based Observations of Extremely High-Energy Cosmic Rays

Falk, Stefanie Elfriede

Abstract:
Air showers in the Earth's atmosphere emit UV light detectable from space. The impact of atmospheric conditions on light emission/transmission has been studied for a space-based CR observatory. The importance of scattering/ground reflection on the fraction of Cherenkov and fluorescence light received is pointed out. Measuring UV light from above, the attenuation by the ozone layer cannot be disregarded. Based upon air shower simulation, quantitative numbers of ozone attenuation are presented.

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000044788
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Kernphysik (IKP)
Publikationstyp Hochschulschrift
Jahr 2014
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator urn:nbn:de:swb:90-447887
KITopen-ID: 1000044788
HGF-Programm 51.04.02 (POF II, LK 01)
Verlag KIT, Karlsruhe
Abschlussart Dissertation
Fakultät Fakultät für Physik (PHYSIK)
Institut Institut für Kernphysik (IKP)
Prüfungsdaten 28.11.2014
Referent/Betreuer Prof. J. Blümer
Schlagworte Astroparticle Physics, Cosmic Rays, JEM-EUSO, Atmosphere, Ozone
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