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Seasonal Variation of Multiple-Muon Events in MINOS and NOvA

M. Goodman, A. Habig, P. Schreiner, S. Tognini, R. Gomes, for the MINOS and NOvA Collaborations

in 35th International Cosmic Ray Conference

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Seasonal Variations of Multiple Muons at the MINOS Near Detector (ND) and Far Detector (FD) are reported. The features of the data differ from the single-muon seasonal variations seen by both detectors and many other underground experiments. A satisfactory explanation for this result has not been put forward. A preliminary analysis of multiple-muon seasonal variation in the NOvA ND, located near the position of the MINOS ND, supports the MINOS observations.