July 29, 2015 to August 6, 2015
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SOLAR EVENT SIMULATIONS USING HAWC SCALER SYSTEM

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

Theater Foyer

World Forum

Churchillplein 10 2517 JW Den Haag The Netherlands
Board: 40
Poster contribution SH-IN Poster 2 SH

Speaker

Dr Olivia Enriquez-Rivera (Instituto de Geofisica, UNAM)

Description

The High Altitude Water Cherenkov Observatory (HAWC) is an air shower array located near the volcano Sierra Negra in Mexico. The observatory has a scaler system sensitive to low energy cosmic rays (the geomagnetic cutoff for the site is 8 GV) suitable to perform studies of cosmic ray transients of solar origin such as Ground Level Enhancements (GLEs) and Forbush Decreases (FDs). One important step before using the scaler data to do solar analysis is to simulate HAWC’s response to solar induced phenomena. In this work, we use HAWC effective areas from different array configurations (different number of detectors and photomultiplier tubes per detector) to perform simulations of FDs and GLEs.
Collaboration HAWC
Registration number following "ICRC2015-I/" 271

Primary author

Dr Olivia Enriquez-Rivera (Instituto de Geofisica, UNAM)

Co-authors

Dr Alejandro Lara (Instituto de Geofisica, UNAM) Dr Rogelio Caballero (Instituto de Geofisica, UNAM)

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