Accession Number : AD0639823

Title :   BALLOON-BORNE MASS SPECTROMETER MEASUREMENTS OF THE CONSTITUENTS OF THE ATMOSPHERE TO 28 KILOMETERS.

Descriptive Note : Environmental research papers,

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

Personal Author(s) : Narcisi,Rocco S. ; Langley,Robert A. ; Cohen,Herbert A. ; Elwell,John M.

Report Date : MAY 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : To determine the feasibility of making mass spectrometric measurements of the lower atmosphere, balloon flights have been made to an altitude of 28 km with a time-of-flight mass spectrometer. Composition measurements were obtained, and some of the problems of extending the range and accuracy of measurements resolved. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MASS SPECTROSCOPY, ATMOSPHERES), METEOROLOGICAL BALLOONS, SPECTRUM ANALYZERS, HELIUM, OXYGEN, ARGON, NITROGEN, GAS ANALYSIS, MEASUREMENT

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE