Accession Number : AD0616653

Title :   A PRELIMINARY COMPUTATION OF PRESSURE AND TEMPERATURE BETWEEN 100 AND 800 KILOMETERS,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Viezee,W.

Report Date : 18 APR 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : Preliminary pressure and temperature data on the atmosphere between altitudes of 100 and 800 km are presented. Data on the density of the atmosphere taken from several sources serve as a basis for deriving mean pressure and temperature. The accuracy of the latter depends on the estimate of molecular weights of the gas mixture at high altitudes. Departures from this mean are caused by geophysical effects originating in solar emanations. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*UPPER ATMOSPHERE, DENSITY), PRESSURE, TEMPERATURE, DETERMINATION, METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES, SOUNDING ROCKETS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE