Tools for the analysis of air shower data

Published: 01-04-1991| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/vktj36h8cz.1
K. Kasahara


Abstract A subroutine package, ANAAS, is presented, which contains lateral distribution of particles in air showers induced by protons or gamma rays and a prescription for estimating the incident energy of air showers observed with surface arrays. The lateral distributions have been constructed taking the detector response into account. Two detector structures are considered. One is to represent the most typical plastic scintillator detectors (3.5 cm under 0.1 cm steel) and the other is the same one w... Title of program: ANAAS v1.6 Catalogue Id: ABZJ_v1_0 Nature of problem In obtaining the primary energy of air showers, the lateral distribution of particles in air showers is indispensable. The traditional NKG function for electrons has been pointed out to be too wide as compared to the correct electron distribution by a number of authors. However, it is irrelevant to use the correct distribution in the analysis because the transition effect in the detector deforms the distribution considerably. Therefore, appropriate distributions are necessary depending on the st ... Versions of this program held in the CPC repository in Mendeley Data ABZJ_v1_0; ANAAS v1.6; 10.1016/0010-4655(91)90052-M This program has been imported from the CPC Program Library held at Queen's University Belfast (1969-2018)