Accession Number : AD0744958

Title :   Analysis of the 1966 Solar Eclipse Data.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Apr 70-30 Nov 71,

Corporate Author : LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO PALO ALTO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Sears,Robert D.

Report Date : 29 FEB 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 96

Abstract : A study of the effects of the 12 November 1966 total solar eclipse upon the ionosphere has been conducted. The various sources of ionization in the D and E regions have been determined from measurements made during the eclipse period and from analytical models. In addition, the eclipse induced variations in the strength of the ionization source function with altitude during the eclipse has been modeled. Ionospheric measurements of positive ion species and total density, electron density, and O2(singlet Delta (g)) density and their variations during the eclipse were placed on a common eclipse-referenced coordinate system and these data were combined with a consistent data base for further studies. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*IONOSPHERIC DISTURBANCES, SOLAR ECLIPSES), CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, IONIZATION, IONOSPHERIC PROPAGATION, SOLAR RADIATION, ELECTRON DENSITY, COSMIC RAYS, ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING, PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTIONS, VERY LOW FREQUENCY

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE