Fermi GBM observations of Terrestrial Gamma Flashes

Wilson-Hodge, Colleen A. and Briggs, M. S. and Connaughton, V. and Fishman, G. J. and Bhat, P. N. and Paciesas, W. S. and Preece, R. D. and Kippen, R. M. and von Kienlin, A. and Dwyer, J. R. and Smith, D. M. and Holzworth, R. (2011) Fermi GBM observations of Terrestrial Gamma Flashes. Il nuovo cimento C, 34 (3). pp. 285-288. ISSN 1826-9885

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In its first two years of operation, the Fermi Gamma Ray Burst Monitor (GBM) has observed 79 Terrestrial Gamma Flashes (TGFs). The thick Bismuth Germanate (BGO) detectors are excellent for TGF spectroscopy, having a high probability of recording the full energy of an incident photon, spanning a broad energy range from 150 keV to 40MeV, and recording a large number of photons per TGF. Correlations between GBM TGF triggers and lightning sferics detected with the World-Wide Lightning Location Network indicate that TGFs and lightning are simultaneous to within tens of microseconds.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: X- and γ-ray telescopes and instrumentation ; Atmospheric electricity, lightning ; Storms
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2020 18:51
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2020 18:51
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/17285

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