Accession Number : AD0621753

Title :   STUDY OF THE CHEMISTRY OF THE EARTH'S UPPER ATMOSPHERE.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. for 1 Jun 64-31 May 65,

Corporate Author : CONTROL EQUIPMENT CORP NEEDHAM HEIGHTS MASS

Personal Author(s) : Adams,Harry E.

Report Date : JUN 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : A summary is given of work involving the study of the chemistry of the upper atmosphere and the kinetics of atmospheric gases. The work included design, construction, test and installation of instrumentation in rocket and satellite payloads and in laboratory devices; the performance of field and laboratory studies; and the evaluation of experiment results. The work was divided into three separate programs as follows: (1) Studies of the density, pressure, and temperature of the earth's upper atmosphere; (2) Studies of the composition of the earth's upper atmosphere; (3) Studies of the reaction rates of neutral and ionized species.

Descriptors :   (*UPPER ATMOSPHERE, CHEMISTRY), (*ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING, INSTRUMENTATION), SOUNDING ROCKETS, SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES, DENSITY, BAROMETRIC PRESSURE, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, GAS IONIZATION, REACTION KINETICS, MASS SPECTRA, SPECTRUM ANALYZERS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE