Accession Number : AD0674634

Title :   ON THE THERMAL RADIOEMISSION OF MERCURY,

Corporate Author : REDSTONE SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION CENTER REDSTONE ARSENAL ALA TRANSLATION BRANCH

Personal Author(s) : Vetukhnovskaya,Yu. N. ; Kuzmin,A. D.

Report Date : 27 JUN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : Analysis of the physical conditions of the planet Mercury through radio astronomical measurements of the luminance temperature indicates the possibility of successfully investigating the temperature regime of Mercury and the thermal and electrical properties of its surface material. Significant information about the thermal properties of the planet's surface may be obtained from measurements of the luminance temperatures of the night side of the planet in the IR portion of the spectrum. In order to interpret the results of the measurements it is necessary to establish the relation between the measured quantities and the physical properties of the surface material. Discussed in this paper is the thermal regime and the radioemission of Mercury. A comparison is made between theory and experiment. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADIO ASTRONOMY, USSR), (*MERCURY(PLANET), THERMAL RADIATION), THERMAL PROPERTIES, ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES, INFRARED RADIATION, EMISSIVITY, RADIO TELESCOPES, BRIGHTNESS, PLANETARY ATMOSPHERES, FOURIER ANALYSIS, SERIES(MATHEMATICS), THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY, SURFACES, RADIO WAVES

Subject Categories : Astrophysics
      Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE