Accession Number : AD0779892
Title : ICE CAP Analysis: Mechanisms for Energy Deposit in the Auroral Ionosphere.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO INC PALO ALTO CALIF PALO ALTO RESEARCH LAB
Personal Author(s) : Sears,Robert D. ; Evans,John E. ; Varney,Robert N.
Report Date : 15 JAN 1974
Pagination or Media Count : 63
Abstract : The purpose of the investigation is to provide analytical support to the ICE CAP program with respect to defining the possible sources of energy input to the auroral region ionosphere and their relative importance to the optical emission measurements made during Operation ICE CAP experiments. Topics discussed include: energy deposit by precipitating electrons; Joule heating; and, detection and measurement of wavelike disturbances.
Descriptors : *Ionosphere, *Polar regions, Aurorae, Energy, Deposition, Electrons, Heating
Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE