Accession Number : AD0287989

Title :   TEMPERATURE DETERMINATION FROM A CLOUD OF ALKALI VAPOUR IN THE UPPER ATMOSPHERE

Corporate Author : QUEEN'S UNIV BELFAST (NORTHERN IRELAND)

Personal Author(s) : BEST,G.T. ; PATTERSON,T.N.L.

Report Date : 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A new method is discussed for measuring the temperature in an artificial cloud of alkali vapour. This method overcomes the complications introduced by the process of self-absorption. Estimates of the intensities of the relevant emission lines to be observed are made. It is concluded that observations made on lithium vapour present the best means of measurement. (Author)

Descriptors :   *CLOUDS, *LITHIUM, *SODIUM, *TEMPERATURE, *UPPER ATMOSPHERE, MEASUREMENT, SPECTROGRAPHIC ANALYSIS, TEST METHODS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE