Accession Number : AD0672991

Title :   ROCKET IR HORIZON DATA.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 May 66-15 Mar 68,

Corporate Author : AMERICAN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING INC CAMBRIDGE MASS

Personal Author(s) : Sodickson,Lester A. ; Becker,Robert L.

Report Date : 21 JUN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : 7 - 30 MICRON EMISSION SPECTRA OF THE EARTH AND ATMOSPHERE NEAR THE GEOMETRIC HORIZON HAVE BEEN OBTAINED WITH A ROCKET-BORNE TELESCOPE/INTERFEROMETER. The CO2 (15 micron) and the ozone (9.7 micron) bands are observed in absorption when viewing the earth. The CO2 band is also seen in emission when the field-of-view grazes the earth. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INFRARED RADIATION, UPPER ATMOSPHERE), (*SOUNDING ROCKETS, INFRARED RADIATION), MEASUREMENT, THERMAL RADIATION, EMISSIVITY, ELECTRONS, TELESCOPES, INTERFEROMETERS, MOON, SURFACE PROPERTIES, FOURIER ANALYSIS, CARBON DIOXIDE, OZONE, ABSORPTION SPECTRA, INFRARED EQUIPMENT

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Infrared Detection and Detectors
      Rockets

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE