Accession Number : AD0777574

Title :   Upper Atmospheric Density Inferred from Magnetron Data from the Satellite 1972-32A.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Jun 71-Dec 73,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF LAB OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Ching,Barbara K. ; Palmer,Judith ; Carter,Virginia L.

Report Date : 01 APR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 129

Abstract : Atmospheric densities at heights from 160 to 300 km have been inferred from magnetron gauge data obtained from the USAF satellite 1972-32A. Approximately 90 full orbits of data were obtained in the period from 21 April to 9 May 1972. Measurements were made at all latitudes between 81 degrees S and 81 degrees N at local times near noon and midnight. The instrumentation and data reduction procedure are described, and the uncertainties of the experiment are discussed. Computed densities are presented in plots as functions of both time and altitude. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Upper atmosphere, *Atmospheric density, Scientific satellites, Magnetrons, Data reduction, Graphs

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE