July 29, 2015 to August 6, 2015
World Forum
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Trajectory reconstruction in the Earth Magnetosphere using TS05 model and evaluation of geomagnetic cutoff in AMS-02 data

Aug 4, 2015, 11:45 AM
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Churchillplein 10 2517 JW Den Haag The Netherlands
Oral contribution SH-EX Parallel SH 06 Cycle & AMS


Davide Grandi (Universita & INFN, Milano-Bicocca (IT))


Our backtracing code (Geomagsphere), for Cosmic Rays trajectory reconstruction in the Earth Magnetosphere, has been developed using the latest models of Internal (IGRF-11) and External (Tsyganenko 1996 and 2005) field components. Backtracing technique was applied to AMS-02 data to separate Primary Cosmic Rays Particles from Secondary particles. We tested the accuracy of Magnetic Field models (with and without the external field component) comparing them with data from satellite (GOES, 1998 and CLUSTER, 2004). In both periods TS05 reproduces the magnetic field strength with good accuracy. Moreover the specificity of the TS05 model, designed for solar storms, was tested comparing it with data taken by CLUSTER during the last solar active period (from 2011 to 2013). We found a relevant difference on the fraction of AMS-02 cosmic rays identified as trapped and secondary particles, especially during Solar Flare periods (i.e. those occurred in March and May 2012). Finally the backtracing of a wide sample, more than 70 days, of AMS-02 proton data was used to get the real geomagnetic cutoff. We found an increased counting rate of primary particles at high latitudes with respect to the IGRF model. Besides we built a procedure to extract from data the rate of secondary particles.
Collaboration AMS
Registration number following "ICRC2015-I/" 529

Primary author

Davide Grandi (Universita & INFN, Milano-Bicocca (IT))


Bruna Bertucci (Universita e INFN, Perugia (IT)) Cecilia Pizzolotto (Universita e INFN, Perugia (IT)) Davide Rozza (Universita & INFN, Milano-Bicocca (IT)) Domenico D'Urso (Universita e INFN, Perugia (IT)) Emanuele Fiandrini (Universita e INFN, Perugia (IT)) Federico Donnini (Universita e INFN (IT)) Francesco Nozzoli (Universita e INFN, Perugia (IT)) Giuseppe La Vacca (Universita & INFN, Milano-Bicocca (IT)) Mario Zannoni (Universita & INFN, Milano-Bicocca (IT)) Marta Crispoltoni (Universita e INFN, Perugia (IT)) Massimo Gervasi (Universita & INFN, Milano-Bicocca (IT)) Matteo Boschini (Univ. degli Studi Milano-Bicocca (IT)) Matteo Duranti (Universita e INFN, Perugia (IT)) Maura Graziani (Universita e INFN (IT)) Mauro Tacconi (Universita & INFN, Milano-Bicocca (IT)) Pier-Giorgio Rancoita (Universita & INFN, Milano-Bicocca (IT)) Dr Simonetta Pensotti (INFN - Milano Bicocca (IT)) Stefano Della Torre (Universita & INFN, Milano-Bicocca (IT)) Vincenzo Vitale (Universita e INFN, Perugia (IT))

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