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Title:Measurements of cloud base height and coverage using elastic multiangle lidar scans at the Pierre Auger Observatory
Authors:ID Pallotta, Juan (Author)
ID Filipčič, Andrej (Author)
ID Lundquist, Jon Paul (Author)
ID Shivashankara, Shima Ujjani (Author)
ID Stanič, Samo (Author)
ID Vorobiov, Serguei (Author)
ID Zavrtanik, Danilo (Author)
ID Zavrtanik, Marko (Author), et al.
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Language:English
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Typology:1.08 - Published Scientific Conference Contribution
Organization:UNG - University of Nova Gorica
Abstract:Cloud features significantly affect the reconstruction of extensive air showers, and their characterization plays an important role in atmospheric monitoring. A multi-directional characterization of the cloud pattern is provided by a combination of several instruments of the atmospheric monitoring network at the Pierre Auger Observatory (Mendoza Province, Argentina). In this work, we present the results of an analysis of the cloud measurements using data taken from 2007 to 2022 by the elastic lidars positioned in the proximity of the fluorescence detector (FD) sites. These systems provide hourly measurements of cloud coverage and base height above FD. The ansatz of horizontal homogeneity of cloud structures is tested by comparing the hourly measurements of cloud base height and coverage done simultaneously at different lidar locations. These results allow a detailed description of cloud patterns observed above the array throughout the whole period. The variation of cloud parameters is shown and quantitative conclusions about cloud homogeneity across the array of the Pierre Auger Observatory are given.
Keywords:ultra-high energy cosmic rays, Pierre Auger Observatory, surface detectors, fluorescence detectors
Publication status:Published
Publication version:Version of Record
Publication date:01.01.2023
Year of publishing:2023
Number of pages:str. 1-13
PID:20.500.12556/RUNG-8802 New window
COBISS.SI-ID:182170371 New window
UDC:52
ISSN on article:1824-8039
DOI:10.22323/1.444.0374 New window
NUK URN:URN:SI:UNG:REP:KIUYGTA2
Publication date in RUNG:23.01.2024
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Record is a part of a proceedings

Title:38th International Cosmic Ray Conference [also] ICRC2023
COBISS.SI-ID:162195971 New window

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Title:Proceedings of science
Shortened title:Pos proc. sci.
Publisher:Sissa
ISSN:1824-8039
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Funder:ARRS - Slovenian Research Agency
Project number:P1-0031
Name:Večglasniška astrofizika

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