Accession Number : AD0741798

Title :   Cylindrical Langmuir Probe Measurements from NIROS Rockets.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Nov 68-31 Oct 71,

Corporate Author : BOSTON COLL CHESTNUT HILL MASS SPACE DATA ANALYSIS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Wilson,Robert C.

Report Date : 30 NOV 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 96

Abstract : The current measurements made by cylindrical Langmuir probe systems flown on NIRO vehicles are described. Particular emphasis is placed on the electron current and the positive ion current. Measurements were made over an altitude range extending from 60 kilometers to 145 kilometers, thus encompassing the D- and E- regions. The development of the electronic instrumentation is presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*IONOSPHERE, ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING), (*ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING, LANGMUIR PROBES), SOUNDING ROCKETS, ELECTRON DENSITY, TEMPERATURE, CHARGED PARTICLES, IONIC CURRENT, PLASMAS(PHYSICS)

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE