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Compact cosmic ray detector for unattended atmospheric ionisation monitoring

Alpin, K.L. and Harrison, R.G. ORCID: (2010) Compact cosmic ray detector for unattended atmospheric ionisation monitoring. Review of Scientific Instruments, 81 (12). 124501. ISSN 0034-6748

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Two vertical cosmic ray telescopes for atmospheric cosmic ray ionization event detection are compared. Counter A, designed for low power remote use, was deployed in the Welsh mountains; its event rate increased with altitude as expected from atmospheric cosmic ray absorption. Independently, Counter B’s event rate was found to vary with incoming particle acceptance angle. Simultaneous colocated comparison of both telescopes exposed to atmospheric ionization showed a linear relationship between their event rates.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Science > School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences > Department of Meteorology
ID Code:17756
Uncontrolled Keywords:atmospheric ionisation, cosmic ray apparatus, cosmic ray propagation, telescopes
Publisher Statement:Copyright 2010 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in Review of Scientific Instruments, 81 (12). 124501 and may be found at 10.1063/1.3514986.


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