Accession Number : AD0654500

Title :   A REVIEW OF BALLOON MEASUREMENTS OF X-RAYS IN THE AURORAL ZONE,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY

Personal Author(s) : Anderson,Kinsey A.

Report Date : 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 113

Abstract : Although balloon studies suffer from severe limitations, they have contributed information to the study of auroral-zone processes which cannot be readily obtained in any other way. The intensive time coverage at one location and the ability to separate temporal from spatial effects are the two most important advantages enjoyed by this vehicle. Because of the relatively low costs of the balloon vehicle, flight quality instruments, and launch operations, a large number of flights have been made at many sites throughout the world. This review is concerned with intrinsic properties of the X-ray fluxes and their parent electron spectrum. Their energy, flux, spatial distribution and temporal structure are considered.

Descriptors :   (*AURORAE, X RAY SPECTRA), (*BALLOONS, MEASUREMENT), (*ELECTRON IRRADIATION, UPPER ATMOSPHERE), ELECTRONS, IONOSPHERIC DISTURBANCES, BREMSSTRAHLUNG, DETECTORS, MAGNETOSPHERE, GEOMAGNETISM, CANADA, SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE