Accession Number : AD0690161

Title :   AlO RESONANT SPECTRA AND TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT OF THE THERMOSPHERE. PART I. DESCRIPTION OF THE METHOD.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Feb 66-30 Jan 69,

Corporate Author : AURORAL OBSERVATORY TROMSO (NORWAY)

Personal Author(s) : Harang,Ove E.

Report Date : 30 APR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : The report discusses the principle of temperature determination of the upper atmosphere by analyzing spectra emitted by rocket released agents into the upper atmosphere and describes a procedure for temperature deduction. The agent considered is the AlO-aluminium monoxide released during twilight and the spectrum observed is a resonant emission spectrum with clear molecular band structure. The temperature is deduced by a procedure of fitting the measured spectra to synthetic spectra. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*UPPER ATMOSPHERE, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE), (*ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, MEASUREMENT), (*ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING, *MOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY), ALUMINUM COMPOUNDS, MONOXIDES, BAND SPECTRA, RESONANCE ABSORPTION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, ULTRAVIOLET SPECTRA, VISIBLE SPECTRA, SOLAR SPECTRUM, CORRECTIONS, NORWAY

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE