Accession Number : AD0613322

Title :   SOLAR TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENTS AT 15 AND 35 GC.

Descriptive Note : Physical sciences research paper,

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

Personal Author(s) : Wulfsberg,K. N. ; Short,J. A.

Report Date : FEB 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : Solar temperatures measured at 15 and 35 Gc over a nine-month period indicate that the temperatures are sufficiently stable with time to warrant using the sun as a source for measuring total atmospheric attenuation at these frequencies. The average disk temperature was 15100K at 15 Gc and 10420K at 35 Gc. All measurements fell within =5 per cent at 15 Gc and within =3 per cent at 35 Gc, the variations being due principally to measurement errors. Measurements were also made during the solar eclipse of 20 July 1963. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOLAR RADIATION, MEASUREMENT), (*SUN, TEMPERATURE), ATMOSPHERES, ATTENUATION, EXTREMELY HIGH FREQUENCY, K BAND, SOLAR ECLIPSES, RADIO ASTRONOMY, ANTENNAS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE