Articles | Volume 15, issue 10
The Cryosphere, 15, 4769–4780, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-4769-2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 4769–4780, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-4769-2021

Research article 11 Oct 2021

Research article | 11 Oct 2021

Assessment of neutrons from secondary cosmic rays at mountain altitudes – Geant4 simulations of environmental parameters including soil moisture and snow cover

Thomas Brall et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on tc-2021-152', Anonymous Referee #1, 23 Jun 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Thomas Brall, 08 Aug 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on tc-2021-152', Anonymous Referee #2, 30 Jun 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Thomas Brall, 08 Aug 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (16 Aug 2021) by Alexandre Langlois
AR by Thomas Brall on behalf of the Authors (26 Aug 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (30 Aug 2021) by Alexandre Langlois
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Short summary
Neutrons from secondary cosmic rays, measured at 2660 m a.s.l. at Zugspitze, Germany, are highly affected by the environment, in particular by snow, soil moisture, and mountain shielding. To quantify these effects, computer simulations were carried out, including a sensitivity analysis on snow depth and soil moisture. This provides a possibility for snow depth estimation based on the measured number of secondary neutrons. This method was applied at Zugspitze in 2018.