Solar Event Simulations using the HAWC Scaler System

  title={Solar Event Simulations using the HAWC Scaler System},
  author={O. Enŕıquez-Rivera and Alejandro Lara and R. A. Caballero-Lopez},
The High Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) Observatory is an air shower array located near the volcano Sierra Negra in Mexico. The observatory has a scaler system sensitive to low energy cosmic rays (the geomagnetic cutoff for the site is 8 GV) suitable for conducting studies of solar or heliospheric transients such as Ground Level Enhancements (GLEs) and Forbush decreases. In this work we present the simulation of the HAWC response to these phenomena. We computed HAWC effective areas for… 
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