Extensive Air Showers

High Energy Phenomena and Astrophysical Aspects - A Tutorial, Reference Manual and Data Book

Authors: Grieder, Peter K. F.

  • A comprehensive tutorial, reference manual and data book
  • Gives a thorough overview of the phenomonolgy, facts, and experiments of cosmic ray triggered extensive air showers
  • Discusses the history of the field
  • Extensive up-to-date reference lists at the end of each chapter
  • Reflects the author's breadth of comprehension and his high engagement as an active researcher in the field
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $409.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-540-76941-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $519.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-540-76940-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $519.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-42775-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

Extensive air showers are a very unique phenomenon. In the more than six decades since their discovery by Auger et al. we have learned a great deal about these extremely energetic events and gained deep insights into high-energy phenomena, particle physics and astrophysics.

In this Tutorial, Reference Manual and Data Book Peter K. F. Grieder provides the reader with a comprehensive view of the phenomenology and facts of the various types of interactions and cascades, theoretical background, experimental methods, data evaluation and interpretation, and air shower simulation. He discusses astrophysical aspects of the primary radiation and addresses the questions that continue to puzzle researchers. 

The book is divided into two parts, each in its own separate volume:

  • Part I in Volume I deals mainly with the basic theoretical framework of the processes that determine an air shower and ends with a summary of ways to extract information on the primary radiation from air shower observations. It also presents a compilation of data representing our current knowledge of the high-energy portion of the primary spectrum and composition.
  • Part II in Volume II mainly contains compilations of experimental and theoretical data, as well as predictions from simulations of individual air shower constituents. Also included are chapters dedicated exclusively to special processes and detection methods: optical atmospheric Cherenkov and fluorescence phenomena that represent special observational windows and have proven to be successful alternatives to particle measurements, yielding three-dimensional insights into the shower process, as well as radio emission, which may develop into a useful future method of detection.

Reviews

From the reviews:

 “The subtitle correctly identifies this two volume (1000 pages) book as a very complete and valuable resource for physicists working in this domain of cosmic-ray physics. … These two volumes provide an excellent resource for understanding all of the relevant consequences … . This two-volume book certainly merits acquisition by groups working actively on air showers, the installations, data analysis, and physics interpretation. I am sure that it will prove to be an invaluable resource in this lively area of astroparticle physics.” (Lawrence Jones, CERN Courier, Vol. 50 (7), September, 2010)


Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Introduction, Facts and Phenomenology

    Grieder, Peter K.F.

    Pages 3-32

  • Shower Detection Methods and Basic Event Reconstruction

    Grieder, Peter K.F.

    Pages 33-76

  • Hadronic Interactions and Cascades

    Grieder, Peter K.F.

    Pages 77-146

  • Electromagnetic Interactions and Photon–Electron Cascades

    Grieder, Peter K.F.

    Pages 147-203

  • Muon and Neutrino Interactions

    Grieder, Peter K.F.

    Pages 205-236

Buy this book

eBook $409.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-540-76941-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $519.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-540-76940-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $519.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-42775-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Extensive Air Showers
Book Subtitle
High Energy Phenomena and Astrophysical Aspects - A Tutorial, Reference Manual and Data Book
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-76941-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-76941-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-76940-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42775-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
LIV, 1118
Topics