JEM-EUSO observation in cloudy conditions

Authors
Adams, J. H.; Ahmad, S.; Albert, J. M.; allard, D.; Anchordoqui, L.; Andreev, V.; Anzalone, A.; Arai, Y.; Asano, K.; Ave Pernas, M.; Barrillon, P.; Batsch, T.; Bayer, J.; Bechini, R.; Belenguer, T.; Bellotti, R.; Belov, K.; Berlind, A. A.; Bertaina, M.; Biermann, P. L.; Biktemerova, S.; Blacksley, C.; Blanc, N.; Blecki, J.; Blin-Bondil, S.; Blumer, J.; Bobik, P.; Bogomilov, M.; Bonamente, M.; Supanitsky, Alberto Daniel; The JEM-EUSO Collaboration
Publication Year
2015
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
The JEM-EUSO (Extreme Universe Space Observatory on-board the Japanese Experiment Module) mission will conduct extensive air shower (EAS) observations on the International Space Station (ISS). Following the ISS orbit, JEM-EUSO will experience continuous changes in the atmospheric conditions, including cloud presence. The influence of clouds on space-based observation is, therefore, an important topic to investigate from both EAS property and cloud climatology points of view. In the present work, the impact of clouds on the apparent profile of EAS is demonstrated through the simulation studies, taking into account the JEM-EUSO instrument and properties of the clouds. These results show a dependence on the cloud-top altitude and optical depth of the cloud. The analyses of satellite measurements on the cloud distribution indicate that more than 60% of the cases allow for conventional EAS observation, and an additional ~20% with reduced quality. The combination of the relevant factors results in an effective trigger aperture of EAS observation ~72%, compared to the one in the clear atmosphere condition.
Fil: Adams, J. H.. University of Alabama in Huntsville; Estados Unidos
Fil: Ahmad, S.. Ecole Polytechnique; Francia
Fil: Albert, J. M.. Univ Paris-Sud; Francia
Fil: allard, D.. Univ Paris Diderot; Francia
Fil: Anchordoqui, L.. University of Wisconsin; Estados Unidos
Fil: Andreev, V.. University of California; Estados Unidos
Fil: Anzalone, A.. Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica di Palermo; Italia
Fil: Arai, Y.. High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK); Japón
Fil: Asano, K.. Tokyo Institute of Technology; Japón
Fil: Ave Pernas, M.. Universidad de Alcalá; España
Fil: Barrillon, P.. Univ Paris-Sud; Francia
Fil: Batsch, T.. National Centre for Nuclear Research; Polonia
Fil: Bayer, J.. University of Tubingen; Alemania
Fil: Bechini, R.. Universita’ di Torino; Italia
Fil: Belenguer, T.. Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aeroespacial (INTA); España
Fil: Bellotti, R.. Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare; Italia
Fil: Belov, K.. University of California; Estados Unidos
Fil: Berlind, A. A.. Vanderbilt University, Nashville; Estados Unidos
Fil: Bertaina, M.. Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare; Italia
Fil: Biermann, P. L.. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT); Alemania
Fil: Biktemerova, S.. Joint Institute for Nuclear Research; Rusia
Fil: Blacksley, C.. Univ Paris Diderot; Francia
Fil: Blanc, N.. Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM); Suiza
Fil: Blecki, J.. Space Research Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences (CBK); Polonia
Fil: Blin-Bondil, S.. Ecole Polytechnique; Francia
Fil: Blumer, J.. National Institute of Radiological Sciences; Japón
Fil: Bobik, P.. Institute of Experimental Physics; Eslovaquia
Fil: Bogomilov, M.. University of Sofia; Bulgaria
Fil: Bonamente, M.. University of Alabama in Huntsville; Estados Unidos
Fil: Supanitsky, Alberto Daniel. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciónes Científicas y Técnicas. Oficina de Coordinación Administrativa Ciudad Universitaria. Instituto de Astronomía y Física del Espacio. - Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales. Instituto de Astronomía y Física del Espacio; Argentina
Fil: The JEM-EUSO Collaboration.
Subject
JEM-EUSO
Ultra-high energy cosmic ray
Extensive air shower
Astronomía
Ciencias Físicas
CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
Access level
Restricted access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
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