Accession Number : AD0683877
Title : THE DOUGLAS GEOPHYSICAL OBSERVATORY PROGRAM.
Descriptive Note : Progress rept. no. 7,
Corporate Author : MCDONNELL DOUGLAS ASTRONAUTICS CO SANTA MONICA CALIF WESTERN DIV
Personal Author(s) : McDonough,J. M.
Report Date : DEC 1968
Pagination or Media Count : 20
Abstract : The Geophysical Observatory Program began in 1961 with plans for an antarctic station. This station began operation in February 1962 at McMurdo Sound, Antarctica (77 deg 51 min S, 166 deg 43 min E, geographic), and has operated continuously since that time. The objectives of the program are: (1) To determine the frequency of occurrence and intensity-time profiles of solar cosmic ray events. (2) To investigate the effects of solar cosmic radiation on the ionosphere. (Author)
Descriptors : (*ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORIES, OPERATION), (*COSMIC RAYS, DETECTION), INSTRUMENTATION, MAGNETOMETERS, RIOMETERS, INTENSITY, ENERGY, PROTONS, SUNSPOTS, IONIZATION, CHARGED PARTICLES, INTERACTIONS, ANTARCTIC REGIONS
Subject Categories : Astronomy
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE