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
      Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE