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Global Muon Detector Network used for space weather applications


Rockenbach, M and Dal Lago, A and Schuch, NJ and Munakata, K and Kuwabara, T and Oliveira, AG and Echer, E and Braga, CR and Mendonca, RRS and Kato, C and Kozai, M and Tokumaru, M and Bieber, JW and Evenson, P and Duldig, ML and Humble, JE and Al Jassar, HK and Sharma, MM and Sabbah, I, Global Muon Detector Network used for space weather applications, Space Science Reviews, 182, (1-4) pp. 1-18. ISSN 0038-6308 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/s11214-014-0048-4


In this work, we summarize the development and current status of the Global Muon Detector Network (GMDN). The GMDN started in 1992 with only two muon detectors. It has consisted of four detectors since the Kuwait-city muon hodoscope detector was installed in March 2006. The present network has a total of 60 directional channels with an improved coverage of the sunward Interplanetary Magnetic Field (IMF) orientation, making it possible to continuously monitor cosmic ray precursors of geomagnetic storms. The data analysis methods developed also permit precise calculation of the three dimensional cosmic ray anisotropy on an hourly basis free from the atmospheric temperature effect and analysis of the cosmic ray precursors free from the diurnal anisotropy of the cosmic ray intensity.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:space weather, cosmic rays, Global Muon Detector Network, cosmic ray precursors, cosmic ray anisotropy
Research Division:Physical Sciences
Research Group:Astronomical sciences
Research Field:High energy astrophysics and galactic cosmic rays
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences
UTAS Author:Duldig, ML (Dr Marc Duldig)
UTAS Author:Humble, JE (Dr John Humble)
ID Code:94783
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:17
Deposited By:Mathematics and Physics
Deposited On:2014-09-17
Last Modified:2017-11-03

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