Accession Number : AD0702014

Title :   THE LINEAR POLARIZATION OF RADIO SOURCES BETWEEN 11 AND 20 CM WAVELENGTH. III. INFLUENCE OF THE GALAXY ON SOURCE DEPOLARIZATION AND FARADAY ROTATION,

Corporate Author : COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANIZATION EPPING (AUSTRALIA) DIV OF RADIOPHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Gardner,F. F. ; Morris,D. ; Whiteoak,J. B.

Report Date : 30 APR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The dependence on galactic latitude of the 11 and 20 cm polarization of 355 extragalactic sources reveals no definite evidence of depolarization within the Galaxy. The distribution of Faraday rotation can be explained in terms of a field along the local spiral arm, deformed by magnetic 'loops' in the solar neighbourhood. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*EXTRATERRESTRIAL RADIO WAVES, POLARIZATION), (*GALAXIES, MAGNETOOPTICS), MAGNETIC FIELDS, AUSTRALIA

Subject Categories : Astrophysics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE