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