Accession Number : AD0612013

Title :   ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION OF MEASUREMENTS OF GEOMAGNETICALLY TRAPPED ELECTRONS FROM HIGH-ALTITUDE NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO PALO ALTO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Imhof,William L. ; Gaines,Edward E. ; King,David R. ; Nakano,George H. ; Smith,Ray V.

Report Date : JUL 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 136

Abstract : The Starfish detonation on 9 July 1962 dramatically demonstrated, by producing significant damage to several space missions, the important military implications of geomagnetically trapped electrons. Results on the spatial distribution, spectrum, angular distribution, and time history of electrons artificially injected and trapped in the earth's field as a result of not only the Starfish detonation but also some Soviet high-altitude detonations are presented.

Descriptors :   (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, HIGH ALTITUDE), (*ELECTRON DENSITY, UPPER ATMOSPHERE), (*ARTIFICIAL RADIOACTIVITY, UPPER ATMOSPHERE), GEOPHYSICS, EXPLOSION EFFECTS, INJECTION, ELECTRONS, ELECTRON CAPTURE, GEOMAGNETISM, RADIATION MEASURING INSTRUMENTS, SPACE ENVIRONMENTS, MILITARY STRATEGY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE