ARCADE – Atmospheric Research for Climate and Astroparticle Detection

11 Jun 2013, 16:45
Galileo Room, Building 713C (CEA Saclay)

Galileo Room, Building 713C

CEA Saclay

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Mario Buscemi (Università di Napoli "Federico II", ITALY)


The characterization of the optical properties of the atmosphere in the near UV, in particular the tropospheric aerosol stratification, clouds optical depth and distribution are common to the field of the physics of the atmosphere, due to aerosol effect on climate, and also to the physics of cosmic rays, for a correct reconstruction of energy and longitudinal development of showers. The goal of the ARCADE-Project is the comparison of the aerosol attenuation measurements obtained with the typical techniques used in cosmic rays experiments (side-scattering measurement, elastic-LIDAR and Raman-LIDAR) in order to assess the systematics affecting each method providing simultaneous observations of the same air mass with different techniques. For this purpose we projected a LIDAR that is now under costruction: it will use a 355 nm Nd:YAG Laser and will collect the elastic and the N2 Raman back-scattered light. For the side-scattering measurement we will use the Atmospheric Monitoring Telescope, a facility owned by the Colorado School of Mines and placed in Lamar (Colorado), the site where our experiment will take place starting from 2013.

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Mario Buscemi (Università di Napoli "Federico II", ITALY)


Dr Aurelio Siro Tonachini (Università degli Studi di Torino, ITALY) Prof. Claudio Cassardo (Università degli Studi di Torino, ITALY) Dr Fausto Guarino (Università di Napoli "Federico II", ITALY) Dr Laura Valore (Università di Napoli "Federico II", ITALY) Prof. Lawrence Wiencke (Colorado School of mines, USA) Marco Cilmo (Università di Napoli "Federico II", ITALY) Michael Coco (Colorado School of Mines, USA) Dr Silvia Ferrarese (Università degli Studi di Torino, ITALY)

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