Accession Number : AD0274468

Title :   THE VOLUME DENSITY OF RADAR ECHOES FROM METEOR TRAILS, IN THE CASE OF UNIFORM DISTRIBUTION OF THE HELIOCENTRIC RADIANTS

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Personal Author(s) : CARRARA,NELLO ; CHECCACCI,PIER FRANCESCO

Report Date : JUL 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : General formulas are derived, which express the volume density of the reflection points of the meteor trails, as well as the volume density of the echoes revealed by a radar, in terms of the heliocentric velocity distribution. Then, as an application, the volume density of the reflection points is evaluated, in the case of uniform distribution of heliocentric radiants. The expression of the volume density of the readar echoes is presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   *METEORS, *RADAR CROSS SECTIONS, *RADAR REFLECTIONS, DENSITY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE