July 29, 2015 to August 6, 2015
World Forum
Europe/Amsterdam timezone

The KASCADE Cosmic Ray Data Centre (KCDC)

Aug 1, 2015, 3:30 PM
Amazon Foyer (World Forum)

Amazon Foyer

World Forum

Churchillplein 10 2517 JW Den Haag The Netherlands
Board: 205
Poster contribution CR-EX Poster 2 CR


Mr Sven Schoo (KIT)


KCDC is a web-platform for distributing air-shower events measured by the KASCADE and KASCADE-Grande experiments. In addition to the data, an extensive documentation on the experiments and the published observables is provided to ease the use of the data in analyses performed by the cosmic ray community. Since the experiments have been funded by tax-payers, access is not restricted to physicists. Therefore, additional information and example analyses are needed and provided to enable students and/or pupils to get in touch with astroparticle physics. In its current installment, KCDC provides access to 160 million events measured by the KASCADE array and central detector. The data set consists of 18 observables including both, reconstructed shower properties, like the number of charged particles at ground, and meta data, like when the event has been recorded. In the first year of operation nearly 100 users from more than 30 countries distributed over 5 continents logged on to the KCDC web-platform. This contribution will cover the current state of the project and the future plans for extending the published data set and the software implementation of KCDC.
Collaboration KASCADE-Grande
Registration number following "ICRC2015-I/" 306

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Mr Sven Schoo (KIT)


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