A small scintillator-based detector for atmospheric ionization measurements has been developed, partly in response to a need for better ionization data in the weather-forming regions of the atmosphere and partly with the intention of producing a commercially available device. The device can measure both the count rate and energy of atmospheric ionizing radiation. Here we report results of a test flight over the UK in December 2017 where the detector was flown with two Geiger counters on a meteorological radiosonde. The count rate profile with height was consistent both with the Geigers and with previous work. The energy of incoming ionizing radiation increased substantially with altitude.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Jun 2018|
|Event||International Conference on Atmospheric Electricity - Nara, Japan|
Duration: 17 Jun 2018 → 22 Jun 2018
Conference number: 16
|Conference||International Conference on Atmospheric Electricity|
|Period||17/06/18 → 22/06/18|