12-20 July 2017
BEXCO
Asia/Seoul timezone
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Contribution

BEXCO - Room F(201/202/203/204)

[SH055] Correlation Between Cosmic Ray muons and Atmospheric temperature at lower stratosphere

Speakers

  • Abdullrahman MAGHRABI

Primary authors

  • Abdullrahman MAGHRABI (National Center For Applied Physics -King Abdulaziz City For Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia)

Co-authors

  • Mohammed ALMUTIRI (National Center For Applied Physics -King Abdulaziz City For Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia)

Description

In this study, the relationship between the cosmic ray muons and the atmospheric temperature at low stratosphere have been investigated and established. Cosmic ray data from KACST muon detector (Rc= 14.4 GV) and radiosonde measurements from Riyadh airport have been used for this purpose. We have found that the temperature at the lower stratosphere is correlated with the cosmic ray muons detected at the ground level. The obtained results are in agreement with the previous studies. The technique was, then, used to predict the temperature variations in the low stratosphere. It was found that the temperatures can be reproduced with mean bias error of 0.5 oC and root mean square error of 3 oC .