Amount of Shower events vs. Time of day

By: Kevin Dietz(Grosse Pointe South) and Evan Croft(Fraser High School)

Teacher: Mike Niedballa (Michigan Collegiate High School)

Research mentor: Robert Harr (Wayne State University)


            Our purpose was to find if there is any pattern in the frequency of shower events per hour throughout the day. To test this, we set up our detectors on a table parallel to the ground. We found the frequencies of events in one hour bins.  We then averaged the frequency of events for each hour and looked for any patterns in the average frequency. The data is consistent and shows no obvious trend. Possible future experiments could look for patterns in muon showers with respect to atmospheric pressure or other phenomena.



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