Analytic Calculation of Radio Emission from Extensive Air Showers subjected to Atmospheric Electric Fields
1 University of Groningen, KVI Center for Advanced Radiation Technology, 9747 AA Groningen, The Netherlands
2 Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Dienst ELEM, IIHE, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
* e-mail: Scholten@KVI.nl
Published online: 15 March 2017
We have developed a code that semi-analytically calculates the radio footprint (intensity and polarization) of an extensive air shower subject to atmospheric electric fields. This can be used to reconstruct the height dependence of atmospheric electric field from the measured radio footprint. The various parameterizations of the spatial extent of the induced currents are based on the results of Monte-Carlo shower simulations. The calculated radio footprints agree well with microscopic CoREAS simulations.
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