Accession Number : AD0760802

Title :   On Enhancing Visual Perceptions of Solar Flare Precursors.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 20 Jan 71-31 Dec 72,

Corporate Author : HARVARD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH BOSTON MASS GUGGENHEIM CENTER FOR AEROSPACE HEALTH AND SAFETY

Personal Author(s) : Pickett,Ronald M.

Report Date : APR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 114

Abstract : The report describes research on ways to improve the performance of solar patrol observers, personnel who monitor the condition and activity of the sun through optical telescopes. Section 1 explains the need for visual monitoring to detect, evaluate, and predict solar flares. Section 2 discusses the need for increased objectivity and precision in sensory and perceptual evaluations for solar flare prediction. Section 3 is a report of research based on the foregoing rationale. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*VISUAL PERCEPTION, SOLAR FLARES), (*SOLAR FLARES, PREDICTIONS), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), TELESCOPES, STANDARDIZATION, SOLAR DISTURBANCES, ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORIES

Subject Categories : Astrophysics
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE