Atmospheric simulations for the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA)

11 Jun 2013, 10:00
30m
Galileo Room, Building 713C (CEA Saclay)

Galileo Room, Building 713C

CEA Saclay

France
Talk Simulations, modeling, and reconstruction Tuesday morning 1

Speaker

Dr Cameron Rulten (Observatoire de Paris)

Description

The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) will be the world's first observatory for detecting gamma-rays from astrophysical phenomena and is now in its prototyping phase with construction expected to begin in 2015/16. In this talk we will discuss the detailed simulation studies performed to assess the need for atmospheric monitoring and the methods by which correction for atmospheric variation may be achieved. This will include discussion of some lidar analysis methods with a view to determining a range resolved atmospheric transmission in order to determine an appropriate atmospheric model for use in simulations.

Primary author

Dr Cameron Rulten (Observatoire de Paris)

Co-author

Dr Sam Nolan (Durham University)

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