Articles | Volume 1, issue 2
Review article
21 Nov 2012
Review article |  | 21 Nov 2012

Atmospheric muons: experimental aspects

S. Cecchini and M. Spurio

Abstract. We present a review of atmospheric muon flux and energy spectrum measurements over almost six decades of muon momentum. Sea level and underground/water/ice experiments are considered. Possible sources of systematic errors in the measurements are examined. The characteristics of underground/water muons (muons in bundle, lateral distribution, energy spectrum) are discussed. The connection between the atmospheric muon and neutrino measurements are also reported.