Dome C, Antarctica

The neutron monitors DOMC and DOMB are installed at research station Concordia at Dome C, Central Antarctica. DOMC and DOMB, G. Casasanta, 2015.


Specifications

Detector BF3-filled detectors LND2043
with the enhanced gas pressure of 933 hPa.
Geographic latitude 75°06’ S
Geographic longitude 123°20’ E
Altitude 3233 m asl
Effective vertical cutoff rigidity <0.01 GV
In operation since: Feb 2015

Detailed station information

DOMC is a single-detector standard-design mini neutron monitor (with a lead layer). DOMB is a single-detector “bare” (lead-free) mini neutron monitor.

The instruments are designed and manufactured in the Centre of Space Research (North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa). They are located in the heated physics shelter of the station Concordia. The station has the elevation of 3.2 km asl. The physics shelter is approx. 2 meters above the ice surface.

The neutron monitors are operated by Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory (University of Oulu, Finland).

Conditions for Use of Data

Details about the use of the Dome C neutron monitors data can be found in http://cosmicrays.oulu.fi/readme.html

The neutron monitors are a part of the projects CRIPA (project number 264378) and CRIPA-X (project number 304435).

References

Poluianov, S., Usoskin, I., Mishev, A., Moraal, H., Krueger, H., Casasanta, G., Traversi, R., Udisti, R., Mini Neutron Monitors at Concordia Research Station, Central Antarctica, J. Astron. Space Sci. 32(4), 281-287, 2015, doi:10.5140/JASS.2015.32.4.281.


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