Accession Number : AD0635604

Title :   DIRECT IN SITU MEASUREMENTS OF AURORAL PARAMETERS.

Corporate Author : UTAH UNIV SALT LAKE CITY UPPER AIR RESEARCH LABS

Personal Author(s) : Baker, Kay D.

Report Date : 06 MAY 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 202

Abstract : Three rockets were fired into visible auroral forms from Ft Churchill, Manitoba, Canada in the winters of 1964 and 1965. The rocket payloads contained a complex array of instruments in a program to simultaneously conduct direct in situ measurements of many important auroral parameters. The techniques and results of these measurements are presented followed by a discussion on the inter-relationships between the atmospheric ionization, heating, excitation, and auroral light emission, resulting from the energetic electron flux interacting with the atmosphere.

Descriptors :   (*AURORAE, *ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING), SOUNDING ROCKETS, INSTRUMENTATION, MEASUREMENT, PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTIONS, ATMOSPHERES, LAUNCHING SITES, CANADA

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE