Observation of atmospheric charged particles associated with thunderstorms at Tibet

M. Amenomori, X. J. Bi, D. Chen, W. Y. Chen, S. W. Cui, Danzengluobu, L. K. Ding, X. H. Ding, C. F. Feng, Zhaoyang Feng, Z. Y. Feng, Q. B. Gou, H. W. Guo, Y. Q. Guo, H. H. He, Z. T. He, K. Hibino, N. Hotta, Haibing Hu, H. B. HuJ. Huang, W. J. Li, H. Y. Jia, L. Jiang, F. Kajino, K. Kasahara, Y. Katayose, C. Kato, K. Kawata, Labaciren, G. M. Le, A. F. Li, C. Liu, J. S. Liu, H. Lu, X. R. Meng, K. Mizutani, K. Munakata, H. Nanjo, M. Nishizawa, M. Ohnishi, I. Ohta, Shunsuke Ozawa, X. L. Qian, X. B. Qu, T. Saito, T. Y. Saito, M. Sakata, T. K. Sako, J. Shao, M. Shibata, A. Shiomi, T. Shirai, H. Sugimoto, M. Takita, Y. H. Tan, N. Tateyama, Shoji Torii, H. Tsuchiya, S. Udo, H. Wang, H. R. Wu, L. Xue, Y. Yamamoto, Z. Yang, S. Yasue, A. F. Yuan, T. Yuda, L. M. Zhai, H. M. Zhang, J. L. Zhang, X. Y. Zhang, Y. Zhang, Yi Zhang, Ying Zhang, Zhaxisangzhu, X. X. Zhou

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Abstract

There are various explanations about the origin of lightning during thunderstorms. A possible explanation is that the cosmic rays may be caused of triggers of lightning. In order to measure any correlations between atmospheric charged particles and atmospheric electric field, we have installed some atmospheric electric field meter inside the Tibet Air Shower Array (4,300m a.s.l.) since February 2010. In this paper, we report preliminary result of coincident observation of data from the array with single particle counting technique and atmospheric electric field during thunderstorm in the 2010 rainy season.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 32nd International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2011
PublisherInstitute of High Energy Physics
Pages372-375
Number of pages4
Volume11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event32nd International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2011 - Beijing
Duration: 2011 Aug 112011 Aug 18

Other

Other32nd International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2011
CityBeijing
Period11/8/1111/8/18

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Keywords

  • Atmospheric electric field
  • Charged particles
  • Gamma rays
  • Lightning
  • Thunderstorms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Amenomori, M., Bi, X. J., Chen, D., Chen, W. Y., Cui, S. W., Danzengluobu, Ding, L. K., Ding, X. H., Feng, C. F., Feng, Z., Feng, Z. Y., Gou, Q. B., Guo, H. W., Guo, Y. Q., He, H. H., He, Z. T., Hibino, K., Hotta, N., Hu, H., ... Zhou, X. X. (2011). Observation of atmospheric charged particles associated with thunderstorms at Tibet. In Proceedings of the 32nd International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2011 (Vol. 11, pp. 372-375). Institute of High Energy Physics. https://doi.org/10.7529/ICRC2011/V11/0497