• Analysis of Thunderstorms Producing Terrestrial Gamma Ray Flashes With the Meteosat Second Generation 

      Ursi, Alessandro; Marisaldi, Martino; Dietrich, Stefano; Tavani, Marco; Tiberia, A; Porcu, Federico (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Up to now, only few works focused on the meteorological context leading to the production of Terrestrial Gamma ray Flashes (TGFs). In this study, we carry out, for the first time, an analysis on large scale of the ...
    • Detection of terrestrial gamma-ray flashes with the AGILE/MCAL 

      Ursi, Alessandro; Marisaldi, Martino; Tavani, Marco (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      AGILE is one of the satellites currently detecting terrestrial gamma-ray flashes (TGFs). In particular, the AGILE MiniCALorimeter detected more than 2000 events in 8 years activity, by exploiting a unique sub-millisecond ...
    • Enhanced detection of terrestrial gamma-ray flashes by AGILE 

      Marisaldi, Martino; Argan, A; Ursi, Alessandro; Gjesteland, Thomas; Fuschino, F; Labanti, C; Galli, M; Tavani, M; Pittori, C; Verrecchia, F; D´Amico, F.; Østgaard, Nikolai; Mereghetti, S; Campana, R; Cattaneo, PW; Bulgarelli, S; Colafrancesco, S; Dietrich, S; Longo, F; Gianotti, F.; Giommi, P; Rappoldi, A; Trifoglio, M; Trois, A (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015-11-06)
      At the end of March 2015 the onboard software configuration of the Astrorivelatore Gamma a Immagini Leggero (AGILE) satellite was modified in order to disable the veto signal of the anticoincidence shield for the minicalorimeter ...
    • First 10 Months of TGF Observations by ASIM 

      Østgaard, Nikolai; Neubert, Torsten; Reglero, Victor; Ullaland, Kjetil; Yang, Shiming; Genov, Georgi; Marisaldi, Martino; Mezentsev, Andrey; Kochkin, Pavlo; Lehtinen, Nikolai; Sarria, David; Qureshi, Bilal Hasan; Solberg, Arne Olav; Maiorana, Carolina; Albrechtsen, Kjetil; Budtz-Jørgensen, Carl; Kuvvetli, Irfan; Christiansen, Freddy; Chanrion, Olivier; Heumesser, Matthias; Navarro-Gonzalez, Javier; Connell, Paul H.; Eyles, Christopher J; Christian, Hugh J.; Al-Nussirat, Samer (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      The Atmosphere‐Space Interactions Monitor (ASIM) was launched to the International Space Station on 2 April 2018. The ASIM payload consists of two main instruments, the Modular X‐ray and Gamma‐ray Sensor (MXGS) for imaging ...
    • Gamma Ray Glow Observations at 20-km Altitude 

      Østgaard, Nikolai; Christian, Hugh J.; Grove, J. Eric; Sarria, David; Mezentsev, Andrey; Kochkin, Pavlo; Lehtinen, Nikolai; Quick, Mason; Al-Nussirat, Samer; Wulf, Eric; Genov, Georgi; Ullaland, Kjetil; Marisaldi, Martino; Yang, Shiming; Blakeslee, Richard J. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      In the spring of 2017 an ER‐2 aircraft campaign was undertaken over continental United States to observe energetic radiation from thunderstorms and lightning. The payload consisted of a suite of instruments designed to ...
    • Gamma ray storms: preliminary meteorological analysis of AGILE TGFs: Meteorology of AGILE TGF observations 

      Tiberia, Alessandra; Dietrich, Stefano; Porcu, Federico; Marisaldi, Martino; Ursi, Alessandro; Tavani, Marco (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Despite the recognition from their discovery that terrestrial gamma ray flashes (TGFs) originate from thunderstorms, little is known about the TGF-producing storms. The characteristics of such thunderstorms are investigated ...
    • A New AGILE MCAL Configuration to Detect Gamma-Ray Bursts and Sub-threshold Events in the Multimessenger Era 

      Ursi, Alessandro; Tavani, Marco; Verrecchia, Francesco; Marisaldi, Martino; Argan, Andrea; Trois, Alessio; Tempesta, Patrizio (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Starting in 2016 August, the onboard software configuration of the Astrorivelatore Gamma ad Immagini LEggero (AGILE) MiniCALorimeter (MCAL) was modified in order to increase the instrument trigger capabilities for the ...
    • Observation of intrinsically bright terrestrial gamma ray flashes from the Mediterranean basin 

      Gjesteland, Thomas; Østgaard, Nikolai; Laviola, Sante; Miglietta, M M; Arnone, Enrico; Marisaldi, Martino; Fuschino, F; Collier, Andrew B.; Fabro, F; Montanya, J (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015-12-14)
      We present three terrestrial gamma ray flashes (TGFs) observed over the Mediterranean basin by the Reuven Ramaty High Energy Solar Spectroscope Imager (RHESSI) satellite. Since the occurrence of these events in the ...
    • On the High‐Energy Spectral Component and Fine Time Structure of Terrestrial Gamma Ray Flashes 

      Marisaldi, Martino; Galli, M.; Labanti, C.; Østgaard, Nikolai; Sarria, David; Cummer, S. A.; Lyu, F.; Lindanger, Anders; Campana, R.; Ursi, A.; Tavana, M; Fuschino, F.; Argan, A.; Trois, A.; Pittori, C.; Verrecchia, F (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Terrestrial gamma ray flashes (TGFs) are very short bursts of gamma radiation associated to thunderstorm activity and are the manifestation of the highest‐energy natural particle acceleration phenomena occurring on Earth. ...