The IceCube Neutrino Observatory Part VI: Ice Properties, Reconstruction and Future Developments
IceCube, the world’s largest high-energy neutrino observatory, was built at the South Pole. It consists of photomultipliers deployed 1.5-2.5 km deep into the Antarctic ice cap and detects the trajectory of charged leptons produced during high-energy neutrino interactions in the surrounding ice. The surface air shower detector IceTop located above IceCube can be used to veto the cosmic ray induced background in IceCube to measure astrophysical neutrinos from the southern sky. The implementation of the IceTop veto technique and the impact on different IceCube analyses are presented.