SPATS - A SOUTH POLE ACOUSTIC TEST SETUP

@article{Bser2006SPATSA,
  title={SPATS - A SOUTH POLE ACOUSTIC TEST SETUP},
  author={Sebastian B{\"o}ser and Sebastian B{\"o}ser and Christian Bohm and Stephan Hundertmark and Allan Hallgren and Rolf Nahnhauer and Buford Price and J. Vandenbrouke},
  journal={International Journal of Modern Physics A},
  year={2006},
  volume={21},
  pages={221-226}
}
Due to its large Greeneisen coefficient ice is of special interest for the acoustic detection of ultra-high energetic neutrino-induced cascades. The abundant homogeneous volume and an existing neutrino observatory make the south polar ice cap a favourable location for this purpose. Theoretical calculations yield absorption lengths of ~ 10 km, but no measurements at all are available in the frequency range of interest. We present an experimental setup to measure the key parameters of the… 

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