Accession Number : AD0616374

Title :   THE UPPER ATMOSPHERE AS OBSERVED WITH ROCKETS AND SATELLITES.

Descriptive Note : Revised ed.,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Kellogg,William W.

Report Date : 11 JAN 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : With emphasis on recent observations with rockets and satellites, the advances in understanding of the upper atmosphere which have occurred during and since the I.G.Y. are briefly reviewed. The global coverage of these upper atmosphere observations revealed important latitudinal and seasonal changes in densities, pressures, and winds. The composition of the upper atmosphere, and its electrical properties were observed, and the influxes of energetic particles and radiations from the sun and the radiation belts were studied from above the atmosphere. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*UPPER ATMOSPHERE, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES), SOUNDING ROCKETS, SOLAR RADIATION, DENSITY, WIND, BAROMETRIC PRESSURE, ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRICITY, SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE