AtmoHEAD is a periodic 3-days international workshop on the influence of the atmosphere on high-energy cosmic-ray and gamma-ray astroparticle detectors.
The 2022 workshop is focused on atmospheric monitoring and on the detection and study of events related to atmospheric electricity.
The atmosphere is an integral component of many high-energy astroparticle detectors. These include Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes (IACTs) and ground or space based cosmic-ray extensive air shower detectors. All these observatories use the atmosphere as a giant calorimeter where cosmic rays and gamma rays deposit their energy and initiate extensive air showers; it is also the medium through which the resulting Cherenkov and Fluorescence light propagates, and through which it is attenuated and scattered before reaching the detectors. Clearly, a precise and quantitative monitoring of the atmospheric aerosol and molecular conditions are mandatory for an accurate reconstruction of the detected events. Moreover, in the last years there is a growing interest in the detection of electrical phenomena (ELVES, TGFs, ...) developed in atmosphere with high-energy astroparticle detectors, which represent a unique opportunity to study the characteristics of these events with large statistics and precision.
The workshop aims to encourage discussions among participants of different but complementary fields, allocating specific time slots for discussion.
Proceedings of the workshop will be published on Journal of Physics : Conference Series (JCPS)
Important dates and deadlines:
Registration : from March 14th to June 13th, 2022
Abstract Submission: Apr 29th, 2022
Notification of Acceptance: May 6th, 2022
Conference dates: July 13th - 15th , 2022
Proceeding Submission: July 6th , 2022