Due to technical problems on the CERN SSO system, logging in is currently failing intermittently.
July 29, 2015 to August 6, 2015
World Forum
Europe/Amsterdam timezone

Atmospheric- Weighted Temperature and its influence on Cosmic Ray muons

Jul 30, 2015, 3:30 PM
Theater Foyer (World Forum)

Theater Foyer

World Forum

Churchillplein 10 2517 JW Den Haag The Netherlands
Board: 25
Poster contribution SH-EX Poster 1 SH


Abdullrahman Maghrabi (King Abdulaziz City For Science and Technology)


To study the dependence of the muon rate flux on temperature we need to have some measure of atmospheric temperature above the detection site. Atmospheric weighted temperature, known also as the effective temperature, is defined as the temperature of an isothermic atmosphere that reflects the temperature of the real atmosphere with its varying conditions. In this paper, the influence of the atmospheric temperature on the observed muon flux was investigated and the obtained results were discussed. Cosmic ray data were obtained from KACST muon detector, which was in operation since 2002, located at Riydah, Saudi Arabia, (Rc, is ~14 GV). Corresponding Radiosonde data were used to calculate the Atmospheric weighted temperatures for different atmospheric heights.
Registration number following "ICRC2015-I/" 16

Primary author

Abdullrahman Maghrabi (King Abdulaziz City For Science and Technology)


Mr Mohammed Almutayri (National Centre For Applied Physics, King Abdulaziz City For Science and Technology, Riyadh 11442, Saudi Arabia.) Prof. Mohammed Garawi () Physics and Astronomy department, King Saud University, Riydah, Saudi Arabia) Mr Rakan Alotaib (Physics and Astronomy department King Saud University, Riydah, Saudi Arabia)

Presentation materials

There are no materials yet.