Observation of the thunderstorm-related ground cosmic ray flux variations by ARGO-YBJ

  title={Observation of the thunderstorm-related ground cosmic ray flux variations by ARGO-YBJ},
  author={B. Bartoli and Paolo Bernardini and Xiaojun Bi and Z. Cao and S. Catalanotti and S. Z. Chen and T. L. Chen and S. W. Cui and Benzhong Dai and Alexander Amone and Danzeng Luobu and Ivan De Mitri and Benedetto D'Ettorre Piazzoli and Tristano Di Girolamo and Giuseppe Di Sciascio and Cunfeng Feng and Zhaoyang Feng and Zhenyong Feng and W. Gao and Quan-bu Gou and Y. Q. Guo and H H He and Haibing Hu and Hong-bo Hu and Michele Iacovacci and Roberto Iuppa and Huan-yu Jia and L. Ren and H. J. Li and C. Q. Liu and J. Liu and M. Y. Liu and H. Lu and L. Ma and X. H. Ma and Giovanni Mancarella and Stefano Maria Mari and Giovanni Marsella and Stefano Mastroianni and Paolo Montini and Chang-chun Ning and Lorenzo M Perrone and Pio Pistilli and Paola Salvini and Rinaldo Santonico and P. R. Shen and Xiangdong Sheng and Feng Shi and Antonio Surdo and Y. H. Tan and P. Vallania and Silvia Vernetto and Carlo Francesco Vigorito and H. Wang and C. Y. Wu and H. r. Wu and Liang Xue and Q. Y. Yang and X. C. Yang and Z. G. Yao and A. F. Yuan and Min Zha and H. M. Zhang and L. Zhang and X. Y. Zhang and Y. Zhang and J. Zhao and Zhaxici Ren and Zhaxisang Zhu and X. X. Zhou and F. R. Zhu and Qingfu Zhu and F. D. Alessandro},
  journal={Physical Review D},
A correlation between the secondary cosmic ray flux and the near-earth electric field intensity, measured during thunderstorms, has been found by analyzing the data of the ARGO-YBJ experiment, a full coverage air shower array located at the Yangbajing Cosmic Ray Laboratory (4300 m a. s. l., Tibet, China). The counting rates of showers with different particle multiplicities, have been found to be strongly dependent upon the intensity and polarity of the electric field measured during the course… 

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  • R. Abbasi
  • Physics, Environmental Science
    Proceedings of 37th International Cosmic Ray Conference — PoS(ICRC2021)
  • 2021
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