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