- Ryan Chaves (CEA/SAp)
19. From the Utah desert to the international space station: The evolution of atmospheric monitoring for astroparticle physics detectors
Lawrence Wiencke (Colorado School of mines)
The earth’s atmosphere offers an enormous detector for cosmic rays. Without it, high energy particles could not generate air showers accompanied by profiles of detectable light. But once the light is created, these photons encounter a dynamic time-dependent medium through which they must propagate to reach the detector focal surface(s). Unraveling this process is a critical puzzle of a rich...