Systematic study of atmosphere-induced influences and uncertainties on shower reconstruction at the Pierre Auger Observatory

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A wide range of atmospheric monitoring instruments is employed at the Pierre Auger Observatory : two laser facilities, elastic lidar stations, aerosol phase function monitors, a horizontal attenuation monitor, star monitors, weather stations, and balloon soundings. We describe the impact of analyzed atmospheric data on the accuracy of shower reconstructions, and in particular study the effect of the data on the shower energy and the depth of shower maximum (X{sub max}). These effects have been studied using the subset of 'golden hybrid' events--events observed with high quality in the fluorescence and surface detector -- used in the calibration of the ... continued below

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Prouza, Michael & Collaboration, for the Pierre Auger June 1, 2007.

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A wide range of atmospheric monitoring instruments is employed at the Pierre Auger Observatory : two laser facilities, elastic lidar stations, aerosol phase function monitors, a horizontal attenuation monitor, star monitors, weather stations, and balloon soundings. We describe the impact of analyzed atmospheric data on the accuracy of shower reconstructions, and in particular study the effect of the data on the shower energy and the depth of shower maximum (X{sub max}). These effects have been studied using the subset of 'golden hybrid' events--events observed with high quality in the fluorescence and surface detector -- used in the calibration of the surface detector energy spectrum.

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  • Report No.: FERMILAB-CONF-07-369-A-TD
  • Grant Number: AC02-07CH11359
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Prouza, Michael & Collaboration, for the Pierre Auger. Systematic study of atmosphere-induced influences and uncertainties on shower reconstruction at the Pierre Auger Observatory, article, June 1, 2007; Batavia, Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc877399/: accessed October 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.