The TurLab facility is a laboratory, equipped with a 5 m diameter and 1 mdepth rotating tank, located in the Physics Department of the University ofTurin. The tank has been built mainly to study problems where system rotationplays a key role in the fluid behaviour such as in atmospheric and oceanicflows at different scales. The tank can be filled with different fluids ofvariable density, which enables studies in layered conditions such as seawaves. The tank can be also used to simulate the terrestrial surface with theoptical characteristics of different environments such as snow, grass, ocean,land with soil, stones etc., fogs and clouds. As it is located in an extremelydark place, the light intensity can be controlled artificially. Suchcapabilities of the TurLab facility are applied to perform experiments relatedto the observation of Extreme Energy Cosmic Rays (EECRs) from space using thefluorescence technique, as in the case of the JEM-EUSO mission, where thediffuse night brightness and artificial light sources can vary significantly intime and space inside the Field of View (FoV) of the telescope. Here we willreport the currently ongoing activity at the TurLab facility in the frameworkof the JEM-EUSO mission (EUSO@TurLab).

The EUSO@TurLab Project

R. Caruso;
2017

Abstract

The TurLab facility is a laboratory, equipped with a 5 m diameter and 1 mdepth rotating tank, located in the Physics Department of the University ofTurin. The tank has been built mainly to study problems where system rotationplays a key role in the fluid behaviour such as in atmospheric and oceanicflows at different scales. The tank can be filled with different fluids ofvariable density, which enables studies in layered conditions such as seawaves. The tank can be also used to simulate the terrestrial surface with theoptical characteristics of different environments such as snow, grass, ocean,land with soil, stones etc., fogs and clouds. As it is located in an extremelydark place, the light intensity can be controlled artificially. Suchcapabilities of the TurLab facility are applied to perform experiments relatedto the observation of Extreme Energy Cosmic Rays (EECRs) from space using thefluorescence technique, as in the case of the JEM-EUSO mission, where thediffuse night brightness and artificial light sources can vary significantly intime and space inside the Field of View (FoV) of the telescope. Here we willreport the currently ongoing activity at the TurLab facility in the frameworkof the JEM-EUSO mission (EUSO@TurLab).
astro-ph.IM; astro-ph.IM; astro-ph.HE
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