Accession Number : AD0660426

Title :   SOLAR RADIATION AND ATMOSPHERIC ABSORPTION IN THE MM WAVE REGION.

Descriptive Note : Semi-annual rept. 1 Apr-30 Sep 67,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY SPACE SCIENCES LAB

Personal Author(s) : Silver,Samuel ; Welch,William J.

Report Date : 30 SEP 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The work supported by this contract has four principal objectives: to study the absorptive and emissive properties of the Earth's atmosphere in the millimeter wave region; to use such studies for remote sensing of the temperature and pressure structure of the atmosphere; to study the effective microwave emission temperatures of the planets and the relation between the emission and various models of the planets' surfaces and atmospheres; and to develop radiometric techniques for the millimeter wave region. The main effort during the past six months has been the installation of the new 20-foot millimeter wave telescope and the development and calibration of the electronic apparatus. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOLAR RADIATION, *MILLIMETER WAVES), (*ATMOSPHERES, ABSORPTION), TEMPERATURE, PLANETS, TELESCOPES, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, EARTH(PLANET), ATMOSPHERE MODELS, SURFACE PROPERTIES, ANTENNAS

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE