Articles | Volume 11, issue 11
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 4515–4535, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-4515-2018
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 4515–4535, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-4515-2018

Model evaluation paper 13 Nov 2018

Model evaluation paper | 13 Nov 2018

Evaluation of Monte Carlo tools for high-energy atmospheric physics II: relativistic runaway electron avalanches

David Sarria et al.

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AR by David Sarria on behalf of the Authors (13 Sep 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (17 Sep 2018) by Josef Koller
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (26 Sep 2018)
RR by Ashot Chilingarian (05 Oct 2018)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (12 Oct 2018) by Josef Koller
AR by David Sarria on behalf of the Authors (15 Oct 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
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We evaluate three models (Geant4, REAM, GRRR) used in the field of high-energy atmospheric physics that are able to simulate relativistic runaway electron avalanches. Several models have been used by the community, but there was, up until now, no study evaluating their consistency in this context. We conclude that there are no major differences to report, and we discuss minor ones. We also provide advice on how to properly set up the general purpose code (Geant4) in this context.