Measurements of energy spectra of relativistic electrons and gamma-rays from avalanches developed in the thunderous atmosphere with Aragats Solar Neutron Telescope

@article{Chilingarian2022MeasurementsOE,
  title={Measurements of energy spectra of relativistic electrons and gamma-rays from avalanches developed in the thunderous atmosphere with Aragats Solar Neutron Telescope},
  author={Ashot A. Chilingarian and Gagik Hovsepyan and Tigran Karapetyan and Balabek Sargsyan and Suren Chilingaryan},
  journal={Journal of Instrumentation},
  year={2022},
  volume={17}
}
Aragats solar neutron telescope (ASNT) is a unique instrument allowing to measure the energy spectra of electrons accelerated and multiplied in the strong electric fields of the atmosphere. We describe the instrument setup, its operation condition, software, and hardware triggers. We present energy spectra of a very large thunderstorm ground enhancement (TGE) event observed on 6 October 2021. The detector response function, algorithm to recover energy spectra from the energy release histograms… 

The horizontal profile of the atmospheric electric fields as measured during thunderstorms by the network of NaI spectrometers located on the slopes of Mt. Aragats

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