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'Cosmic rays’ collectively describe particles that bombard the Earth from space. They carry information about space and, once near the Earth, interact with the magnetosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere. Secondary cosmic rays created within the atmosphere can provide information about our planet that is vital to science and society. Secondary neutron radiation plays an extraordinary role, as it not only carries information about solar activity, but also produces short and long living tracer isotopes, influences genetic information of living organisms, and is extraordinarily sensitive to hydrogen and therefore also to water. Given the vast spectrum of interactions of cosmic rays with matter in different parts of the Earth, cosmic-ray research ranges from studies of the solar system to the history of the Earth, and from health and security issues to hydrology and climate change.

Although research on cosmic-ray particles is connected to a variety of disciplines and applications, they all share similar questions and problems regarding the physics of detection, modeling, and environmental factors that influence the intensity. Questions that all disciplines have in common are, for example, “How does the cosmic-ray intensity and energy spectra change with time and location on Earth?”, “How to correct the signal for magnetospheric or atmospheric fluctuations?”, “What is the influence of local structures, water bodies, and surface conditions?”, “Which computer model for cosmic-ray propagation is correct?”, or “What can we learn from other types of cosmic-ray particles?”.

The session brings together scientists from all fields of research that are related to monitoring and modeling of cosmogenic radiation. It will allow sharing of expertise amongst international researchers as well as showcase recent advancements in their field. The session aims to stimulate discussions about how individual disciplines can share their knowledge and benefit from each other.

We solicit contributions related but not limited to:
- Health, security, and radiation protection: cosmic-ray dosimetry on Earth and its dependence on environmental and atmospheric factors
- Planetary space science: satellite and ground-based neutron and gamma-ray sensors to detect water and soil chemistry
- Neutron monitor research: detection of high-energy cosmic rays variations and its dependence on local and atmospheric factors
- Hydrology and climate change: low-energy neutron sensing to measure water in reservoirs at and near the land surface, such as soils, snow pack and vegetation
- Cosmogenic nuclides: as tracers of atmospheric circulation and mixing; as a tool in archaeology or glaciology for dating of ice and measuring ablation rates; and as a tool for surface exposure dating and measuring rates of surficial geological processes
- Detector design: technological advancements for the detection of cosmic rays
- Cosmic-ray modeling: advances in modeling of the cosmic-ray propagation through the magnetosphere and atmosphere, and their response to the Earth’s surface
- Impact modeling: How can cosmic-ray monitoring support environmental models, weather and climate forecasting, irrigation management, and the assessment of natural hazards

Co-organized as AS4.55/EMRP2.41/HS11.18/NH11.14/PS4.6/ST4.8
Convener: Martin Schrön | Co-conveners: Konstantin Herbst, Markus Köhli, W. Rühm, Marek Zreda
| Wed, 10 Apr, 16:15–18:00
Room -2.47
| Attendance Wed, 10 Apr, 14:00–15:45
Hall X1

Attendance time: Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 14:00–15:45 | Hall X1

Chairperson: Marek Zreda
X1.25 |
Luca Stevanato, Gabriele Baroni, Isacco Bonesso, Cristiano Fontana, Marcello Lunardon, Sandra Moretto, Sascha Oswald, Vladimir Mares, Till Rehm, Werner Reuhm, and Florian Wagner
X1.26 |
Jannis Weimar, Markus Köhli, Fabian Allmendinger, and Ulrich Schmidt
X1.27 |
Anne Raymond, Andrew Inglis, and Marek Zreda
X1.28 |
Marek Zreda, Markus Köhli, Martin Schrön, Steve Hamann, and Gary Womack
X1.29 |
| Highlight
Sascha E Oswald, Heye Bogena, Andreas Güntner, Birgit Kleinschmit, Harald Kunstmann, Lena Scheiffele, Ulrich Schmidt, and Steffen Zacharias
X1.30 |
Jannis Jakobi, Johan Alexander Huisman, Martin Schrön, Steffen Zacharias, and Heye Reemt Bogena
X1.31 |
Ammar Wahbi, Jie Zhang, Trenton Franz, Gerd Dercon, and Lee Heng
X1.32 |
Markus Köhli, Martin Schrön, Steffen Zacharias, and Ulrich Schmidt
X1.33 |
Kalindi Shah, Steffen Zacharias, Markus Köhli, Tatsuhiko Sato, Jannis Weimar, Roland Baatz, Konstantin Herbst, and Martin Schrön
X1.34 |
Ilya Usoskin, Sergey Koldobsky, and Gennady Kovaltsov
X1.36 |
Vichawan Sakulsupich, David Ruffolo, Warit Mitthumsiri, Ronald Macatangay, and Fangqun Yu
X1.37 |
Minjie Zheng, Florian Adolphi, Jesper Sjolte, Ala Aldahan, Göran Possnert, and Raimund Muscheler