Use of ground-based cosmic ray detectors for space weather monitoring and forecasting


Conveners: A.Chilingarian, K.Kudela

Ground based cosmic ray particle detectors measure time series of secondary particles generated through the impact of galactic ions and solar neutrons on the atmosphere. The networks of particle detectors can predict upcoming geomagnetic and radiation storms hours before the arrival of Interplanetary Coronal Mass Ejections (ICMEs) at 1 AU. To establish a reliable and timely forecasting service, we need to measure, model and compare the time series of neutrons and high energy muons,

correlations between changing fluxes of secondary particles, and the directions of the detected secondary cosmic rays.