Jun 10 – 12, 2013
CEA Saclay
Europe/Paris timezone

Atmospheric simulations for the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA)

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

Galileo Room, Building 713C

CEA Saclay

Talk Simulations, modeling, and reconstruction Tuesday morning 1


Dr Cameron Rulten (Observatoire de Paris)


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)


Dr Sam Nolan (Durham University)

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