AtmoHEAD 2016



Petr Travnicek (Acad. of Sciences of the Czech Rep. (CZ))

AtmoHEAD is a periodic 3-day international workshop on atmospheric monitoring and calibration for high-energy astroparticle detectors and experiments, with a view towards next-generation facilities. The meeting will be hosted by Palacky University Olomouc and the Institute of Physics of Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.

The event follows the tradition of previous AtmoHEAD (ATmospheric MOnitoring for High Energy Astroparticle Detectors) conferences - AtmoHEAD 2013 and 2014 in Saclay and Padova and ATMON 2008 and 2010 in Prague and Madison, and first Astroparticles and Atmosphere (AA) in 2003 Paris.

As Ryan Chaves wrote for the 2013 AtmoHEAD : "The atmosphere is an integral component of many high-energy astroparticle detectors. Imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes and cosmic-ray extensive air shower detectors are the two instruments driving the rapidly evolving fields of very-high- and ultra-high-energy astrophysics. In these instruments, the atmosphere is used as a giant calorimeter where cosmic rays and gamma rays deposit their energy and initiate EASs; it is also the medium through which the resulting Cherenkov light propagates".

New and common monitoring and calibration instruments including Monte Carlo simulations, smart scheduling and atmosphere condition prediction are one of the most important tools of these observatories. The workshop concentrates at the most up-today techniques and instruments.

  • Bruce Dawson
  • Dusan Mandat
  • Jakub Vicha
  • Jan Adam
  • Jan Ebr
  • Jiri Blazek
  • Laura Valore
  • Lenka Rihakova
  • Lukas Fiala
  • Marco Iarlori
  • Markus Gaug
  • Martin Will
  • Martina Bohacova
  • Michael Prouza
  • Michal Vrastil
  • Miroslav Pech
  • Mónica Seglar-Arroyo
  • Nataliia Borodai
  • Petr Janecek
  • Petr Travnicek
  • Raquel de los Reyes
  • Simon Mackovjak
  • Sripathi B. Acharya
  • Stanislav Stefanik
  • Takayuki Tomida
    • 10:00 AM 12:30 PM
    • 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
      Lunch 1h
    • 2:00 PM 2:30 PM
      The Importance of Atmospheric Monitoring at the Pierre Auger Observatory 30m
      Speaker: Bruce Dawson (University of Adelaide)
    • 2:30 PM 3:00 PM
      Atmospheric monitoring in H.E.S.S. 30m
      Speaker: Raquel de los Reyes
    • 3:00 PM 3:30 PM
      Atmospheric monitoring system for fluorescence technique in Telescope Array experiment. 30m
      Speaker: Takayuki Tomida (Shinshu University)
    • 3:30 PM 4:00 PM
      Coffee break 30m
    • 4:00 PM 4:30 PM
      Atmospheric Monitoring at the MAGIC Site 30m
      Speaker: Martin Will
    • 4:30 PM 5:00 PM
      CTA atmospheric calibration 30m
      Speaker: Markus Gaug (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
    • 5:00 PM 6:00 PM
      discussion - common issues 1h
      Speakers: Bruce Dawson (University of Adelaide) , Laura Valore (University of Naples / INFN Naples) , Markus Gaug (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) , Raquel de los Reyes , Takayuki Tomida (Shinshu University)
    • 7:00 PM 10:00 PM
      Welcome and reception (conference location, 4th floor)
    • 9:00 AM 9:30 AM
      Status of the ARCADE Raman Lidar system 30m
      Speaker: Laura Valore (University of Naples / INFN Naples)
    • 9:30 AM 10:00 AM
      Aerosol measurements with FRAM telescopes 30m
      Speaker: Jan Ebr (Institute of Physics, Prague)
    • 10:00 AM 10:30 AM
    • 10:30 AM 10:45 AM
      New atmospheric profiles for H.E.S.S. data analysis (remote connection) 15m
      Speaker: Monica Seglar Arroyo
    • 10:45 AM 11:15 AM
      Coffee break 30m
    • 11:15 AM 11:45 AM
      Overview of simulation efforts in CTA 30m
      Speaker: Michal Vrastil (Institute of Physics ASCR)
    • 11:45 AM 12:10 PM
      Atmospheric monitoring using Cherenkov Transparency Coefficient 25m
      Speaker: Stanislav Stefanik (Charles University in Prague)
    • 12:10 PM 12:50 PM
      discussion - aerosols 40m
    • 12:50 PM 1:00 PM
      Closing of AtmoHEAD 2016
    • 1:00 PM 1:50 PM
      Lunch 50m