EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 144, 2017Atmospheric Monitoring for High Energy Astroparticle Detectors (AtmoHEAD) 2016
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Published online||17 May 2017|
Overview of Atmospheric Simulation Efforts in CTA
1 Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Na Slovance 1999/2, 182 21, Prague
2 Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Ke Karlovu 3, 121 16, Prague
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Published online: 17 May 2017
The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) is an observatory for ground-based gamma-ray astronomy currently under construction, which will observe photons with very high energies (20 GeV – 300 TeV). One of the main contributions to the systematic uncertainties stems from the uncertainty on the atmospheric density profile, of molecules and aerosols. To minimize these systematics a full calibration of the atmospheric properties is important as well as a calibration of the detector response. In the paper we introduce the strategy for atmospheric simulations, use of Monte Carlo simulations and available CTA computing resources. We also describe in more detail realized and planned atmospheric simulations as well as the Czech contribution to this effort.
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