Sudden stratospheric warmings seen in MINOS deep underground muon data Academic Article uri icon


  • The rate of high energy cosmic ray muons as measured underground is shown to be strongly correlated with upper-air temperatures during short-term atmospheric (10-day) events. The effects are seen by correlating data from the MINOS underground detector and temperatures from the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts during the winter periods from 2003-2007. This effect provides an independent technique for the measurement of meteorological conditions and presents a unique opportunity to measure both short and long-term changes in this important part of the atmosphere. Copyright 2009 by the American Geophysical Union.

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  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Osprey, S., Barnett, J., Smith, J., Adamson, P., Andreopoulos, C., Arms, K. E., ... Zwaska, R.

citation count

  • 20

publication date

  • March 2009