Coherent Transition Radiation from the Geomagnetically Induced Current in Cosmic-Ray Air Showers: Implications for the Anomalous Events Observed by ANITA.

@article{Vries2019CoherentTR,
  title={Coherent Transition Radiation from the Geomagnetically Induced Current in Cosmic-Ray Air Showers: Implications for the Anomalous Events Observed by ANITA.},
  author={K. D. de Vries and S. Prohira},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={2019},
  volume={123 9},
  pages={
          091102
        }
}
  • K. D. de Vries, S. Prohira
  • Published 2019
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Physical review letters
  • We show that coherent transition radiation from the electrically neutral transverse geomagnetic current (CTR-GM) in a cosmic-ray air shower provides a natural, standard model, explanation to the recent "anomalous" events observed by the ANITA detector. We demonstrate that for zenith angles less than ∼70°, combined with high surface elevation, the inclusion of CTR-GM can significantly alter the emitted electric field from a cosmic-ray air shower. CTR-GM therefore has to be included in the radio… CONTINUE READING
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