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Probing Atmospheric Electric Fields in Thunderstorms through Radio Emission from Cosmic-Ray-Induced Air Showers
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2015 (English)In: Physical Review Letters, ISSN 0031-9007, E-ISSN 1079-7114, Vol. 114, no 16, 1-5 p., 165001Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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We present measurements of radio emission from cosmic ray air showers that took place during thunderstorms. The intensity and polarization patterns of these air showers are radically different from those measured during fair-weather conditions. With the use of a simple two-layer model for the atmospheric electric field, these patterns can be well reproduced by state-of-the-art simulation codes. This in turn provides a novel way to study atmospheric electric fields.

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2015. Vol. 114, no 16, 1-5 p., 165001
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Atmospheric electricity lightning, Neutrino muon pion and other elementary particles, cosmic rays, Extensive air showers
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Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
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Physics, Astroparticle Physics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-51535DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.114.165001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-51535DiVA: diva2:915290
Available from: 2016-03-29 Created: 2016-03-29 Last updated: 2016-03-31Bibliographically approved

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