Accession Number : AD0769279

Title :   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Programs Related to High Altitude Effects Simulation.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,


Personal Author(s) : Hinrichs,C. K.

Report Date : JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The high-altitude effects simulation (HAES) program is a DNA effort to obtain indirectly information on the reaction of the upper atmosphere to nuclear explosions. In the absence of actual nuclear testing in the atmosphere, a number of experiments are being carried out in both the laboratory and the field to determine a sufficient number of parameters to characterize the environment and its reactions in the suitable model. Where disturbance levels in the simulations fall short of those induced by a weapon burst, particular attention is given to understanding the associated phenomena and reliability of extrapolation to weapon levels. The report discusses work done at the Space Environment Laboratory and the Aeronomy Laboratory which is of interest to the HAES program.

Descriptors :   (*Ionospheric disturbances, Simulation), (*Nuclear explosions, Ionospheric disturbances), Magnetosphere, Atmosphere models, Aurorae, Radar clutter, Atmospheric sounding

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE