Accession Number : AD0605273

Title :   FALLING SPHERE MEASUREMENTS OF ATMOSPHERIC DENSITY, TEMPERATURE, AND PRESSURE, UP TO 115 KM.

Descriptive Note : Environmental research papers,

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

Personal Author(s) : Champion,K. S. W. ; Faire,A. CC.

Report Date : JUL 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Newly developed airborne instrumentation has made it posssible to extend the measurements of atmospheric density, temperature and pressure from the previous upper limit of 90 km to 115 km by means of the 7-inch rigid sphere method. A brief description of the instrumentation is given. Results of four rocket-borne experiments launched at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, in November 1963 and February 1964 are presented and compared with the U. S. Standard Atmosphere, 1962, and a winter atmosphere for 30 degrees latitude. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERES, DENSITY), (*METEOROLOGICAL INSTRUMENTS, FALLING BODIES), (*FALLING BODIES, METEOROLOGICAL INSTRUMENTS), SPHERES, ACCELEROMETERS, TELEMETER SYSTEMS, MEASUREMENT, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, BAROMETRIC PRESSURE

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE