PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 301 - 35th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC2017) - Session Cosmic-Ray Indirect. CRI- hadronic interactions/EAS development
Comparison of the relative transparency of the atmosphere measured by attenuation of Cherenkov light
I. Petrov,* S. Knurenko
*corresponding author
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Pre-published on: August 16, 2017
Published on: August 03, 2018
Abstract
A method for observing the state of the atmosphere during optical observations of Vavilov-Cherenkov radiation in the region of the Yakutsk complex array is described. Classification of weather conditions during seasonal observations of the atmosphere (autumn-winter-spring) is given, using cosmic rays with energies (1-10) PeV. Empirical results are compared with calculations for different grades of visibility range. It is shown how the transparency of the atmosphere can influence the estimates of some characteristics of extensive air showers.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.301.0333
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