Implications of LIDAR Observations at the H.E.S.S. Site in Namibia for Energy Calibration of the Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes


Scattering values returned by a LIDAR installed at the H.E.S.S. site may be used for calculating optical depth profiles. One may then construct model atmospheres which fit these using the commercially available MODTRAN atmospheric radiation transfer code. Examples of the results of Monte Carlo simulations of the telescope response for two characteristic atmospheres are shown.

Michael Aye
Michael Aye
Research Scientist in Planetary Science

My research interests include remote sensing of surfaces, related machine learning studies and open source software.