Accession Number : AD0604362

Title :   THE MESOSPHERE,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Batten,E. S.

Report Date : OCT 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : During the 1960--61 period, scientific activity increased in the mesosphere prompted by an accelerated rocket program. Small meteorological rockets were developed and used more or less synoptically to probe the atmosphere to heights of 70 km. The data collected from these rockets at locations in the United States, Canada, and the Pacific Ocean, combined with data collected during the IGY, have confirmed old concepts of the circulation and temperature structure of the mesosphere and provided the investigators with new puzzles to be solved. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING, UPPER ATMOSPHERE), (*UPPER ATMOSPHERE, METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA), ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, WIND, SOUNDING ROCKETS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE