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A lightning monitoring system for studying transient phenomena in cosmic ray observatories

@inproceedings{PenaRodriguez2022ALM,
  title={A lightning monitoring system for studying transient phenomena in cosmic ray observatories},
  author={Jes'us Pena-Rodr'iguez and P. Salgado-Meza and L. Fl'orez-Villegas and Luis A. N'unez},
  year={2022}
}
—During thunderstorms, the atmospheric electric field can increase above hundreds of kV/m, causing an acceleration in the charged particles of secondary cosmic rays. Such an acceleration causes avalanche processes in the atmosphere, enhancing/reducing the particle flux at ground level depending on the strength/polarity of the electric field. We present the design and implementation of a self-triggered and fast-recording lightning monitoring system used to study the transient electric field… 

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