New energy estimates of the giant air showers
Abstract
2 The χ procedure was used to interpret data in terms of the QGS model at the array plane with the geomagnetic field taken into account of the standard method (so called experimental method) adopted at Yakutsk and Akeno. As no model and some assumptions involved into calculations can be completely trusted at superhigh energies the normalization of some shower calculated parameters was suggested to fit the results of the calorimetry method and other available data. As a result some energy estimates increased by 1.52 times. Thus the number of the giant air showers with energies above 1020 eV may be larger than it was assumed. Indeed 3 more showers observed at the Yakutsk array may have energies above 1020 eV. The energy of the most giant shower observed at the Yakutsk array is estimated as 3×1020 eV
 Publication:

26th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC26), Volume 1
 Pub Date:
 1999
 Bibcode:
 1999ICRC....1..423A