On ramifications of Artin-Schreier extensions of surfaces over algebraically closed fields of positive characteristic III
For a smooth surface X over an algebraically closed field of positive characteristic, we consider the ramification of an Artin-Schreier extension of X. A ramification at a point of codimension 1 of X is understood by the Swan conductor. A ramification at a closed point of X is understood by the invariant r_x defined by Kato . The main theme of this paper is to give a simple formula to compute r_x' defined in , which is equal to r_x for good Artin-Schreier extension. We also prove Kato's conjecture for upper bound of r_x.