Shower age in correlation with zenith angle
The variation of lateral shower age parameter with zenith angle for different shower size ranges is studied. The observed variation is in agreement with the electron-photon cascade theory and with the other EAS observations. It is found that up to zenith angle 30°, shower ‘age’ is practically independent of zenith angle. So it is difficult to correlate the reported high ‘age’ value of the excess showers from the direction of plausible point sources with zenith angle. The change in the value of shower age with atmospheric depth is studied and is found to be consistent with the prediction of cascade theory and simulation results. From the study of the variation of shower age with shower size for two different zenith angle intervals it is found that the shower age decreases with size but the rate of change of shower age decreases at higher sizes.
Volume 94, 2020
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