Accession Number : AD0258359

Title :   BALLOON FLIGHT RECORD STATUS REPORT AS OF 30 DECEMBER 1960

Corporate Author : MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS

Personal Author(s) : WINCKLER,JOHN R.

Report Date : MAY 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The flights during this period covered the great series of geophysical events in November 1960. Because of the large amount of data, only very preliminary results are presently available. The table gives the flight number, launch time, launch location, duration, and type of instrumentation used on each of the flights. The flight duration is measured from launch time. The floating-pressure altitude of the current balloon system is 6 mb. In general, the flights attain this altitude about 2 hr after the stated launch time. The balloons do not always float at a constant altitude, however, so that the detailed time-pressure curve for each flight is necessary for final analysis. An index for the types of instruments used is attached at the end of the tabulation. (Author)

Descriptors :   *BALLOONS, *FLIGHT, *GEOPHYSICS, BREMSSTRAHLUNG, COSMIC RAYS, INSTRUMENTATION, SOLAR FLARES, TIME

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE