Accession Number : AD0476702

Title :   DENSITY, TEMPERATURE, AND NEUTRAL COMPOSITION OF THE ATMOSPHERE ABOVE 100 KM.

Descriptive Note : Technical documentary rept.,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA LAB OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Ching, B. K. ; Becker, R. A.

Report Date : 15 APR 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : The present state of knowledge of the upper atmosphere parameters, density, temperature, and neutral composition, including their associated time-dependent behaviour, is discussed. Results of recent measurements are compared with those of several theoretically-derived model atmospheres. Large disagreements, in many instances, are found to exist between different sets of data and between different theoretical models. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*UPPER ATMOSPHERE, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES), ATMOSPHERE MODELS, SOUNDING ROCKETS, DENSITY, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES, MEASUREMENT, BAROMETRIC PRESSURE, HIGH ALTITUDE, ERRORS, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, DIURNAL VARIATIONS, THEORY.

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE