Accession Number : AD0837176

Title :   ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRICAL STRUCTURE,

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE NM ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES L AB

Personal Author(s) : Webb, Willis L.

Report Date : 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The discovery of these stratospheric tidal circulations came as a result of an Army-initiated synoptic rocket exploration of the atmosphere above levels to which balloons can effectively penetrate. The Meteorological Rocket Network (MRN) has uncovered certain other important aspects of the earth's atmospheric structure. These include interchange of mass between the hemispheres across equatorial regions and a profusion of detail structure which increases in significance with increasing altitude. This synoptic MRN has a basic aim of relating the physical processes of this middle atmospheric region with the 'weather' of the lower atmosphere and the electrical structure of the ionosphere region. This paper concerns the impact of these tidal circulations on our knowledge of the physical processes which produce the extremely important electrical state of the atmosphere. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ATMOSPHERIC TIDES), (*ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, (*ELECTRIC FIELDS, ATMOSPHERIC MOTION), DIURNAL VARIATIONS, METEOROLOGICAL INSTRUMENTS, SOUNDING ROCKETS, NETWORKS, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, IONOSPHERE, ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES, AIR MASS ANALYSIS, WIND, GASES, MAGNETIC FIELDS, INTERACTIONS, HALL EFFECT, CHARGED PARTICLES.

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE