Photography of Čerenkov Light from Extensive Air Showers in the Atmosphere

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SEVERAL authors1–4 have shown that Čerenkov light from extensive air showers in the atmosphere can be detected above the background light of the night sky, and that a single photomultiplier can be used for detecting showers of about 1015-eV. primary energy at distances up to 600 m. from the shower axis.

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    White, J., Porter, N. A., and Long, C. D., J. Atmos. Terr. Phys., 20, 40 (1961).

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HILL, D., PORTER, N. Photography of Čerenkov Light from Extensive Air Showers in the Atmosphere. Nature 191, 690 (1961). https://doi.org/10.1038/191690a0

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