Reflections On the Anomalous ANITA Events: The Antarctic Subsurface as a Possible Explanation

  title={Reflections On the Anomalous ANITA Events: The Antarctic Subsurface as a Possible Explanation},
  author={I. Shoemaker and A. Kusenko and P. K. Munneke and A. Romero-Wolf and D. Schroeder and M. Siegert},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena},
  • I. Shoemaker, A. Kusenko, +3 authors M. Siegert
  • Published 2019
  • Geology, Physics
  • arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena
  • The ANITA balloon experiment was designed to detect radio signals initiated by neutrinos and cosmic ray air showers. These signals are typically discriminated by the polarization and phase inversions of the radio signal. The reflected signal from cosmic rays suffer phase inversion compared to a direct tau neutrino event. In this paper we study sub-surface reflection, which can occur without phase inversion, in the context of the two anomalous up-going events reported by ANITA. We find that… CONTINUE READING

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