Accession Number : AD0659744

Title :   RADIOMETRIC OBSERVATIONS OF THE PLANETS JUPITER, VENUS, AND MARS AT A WAVELENGTH OF 8.6 MILLIMETERS.

Descriptive Note : Environmental research papers no. 270,

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

Personal Author(s) : Kalaghan,P. M. ; Wulfsberg,K. N.

Report Date : JUL 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : Observations of the 8.6 mm radio emission from the planets Jupiter, Venus, and Mars are reported. Average disc temperatures of 140 (+18, -14)K for Jupiter, 423 (+55, -34)K for Venus over the 51 degrees to 62 degrees phase angle range, and 235 (+45, -33)K for Mars were obtained. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADIO ASTRONOMY, MILLIMETER WAVES), JUPITER(PLANET), INSTRUMENTATION, VENUS(PLANET), ATTENUATION, MARS(PLANET), TEMPERATURE, BRIGHTNESS, RADIOMETERS

Subject Categories : Astrophysics
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE