Accession Number : AD0700786

Title :   TEMPERATURE AND COMPOSITION OF THE LOWER MAGNETOSPHERE.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Jun 66-1 Nov 69,

Corporate Author : RICE UNIV HOUSTON TEX DEPT OF SPACE SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Gordon,William E.

Report Date : 11 DEC 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : Observation of ionospheric temperatures and compositions are summarized and reproduced. The ionosphere from about 85-115 kilometers has been heated by radio waves and the relaxation of the medium yields collision frequencies and efficiencies. The full vector velocity of the F region has been observed for the first time and this has important impact on the understanding of the chemical and physical processes in this region. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*IONOSPHERE, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE), (*MAGNETOSPHERE, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE), RADIO WAVES, ELECTRON DENSITY, IONS, IONOSPHERIC DISTURBANCES, INCOHERENT SCATTERING, SOLAR ECLIPSES

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE