Accession Number : AD0874658

Title :   Satellite Observations of Soft Solar X Rays.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Anderson, Monty L.

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : Soft solar x rays (1-25 angstroms) are detected by a proportional counter and a crystal spectrometer aboard satellite OV1-10 from December 1966 to May 1967. The relation between x ray bursts and centimeter radio bursts is investigated, but no correlation is evident. Good correlation is obtained between the slowly varying components of solar radio (606-8800 mhz) and x ray line emission, higher frequency x rays showing best correlation with higher frequency radio emission. The variation of emission measure with temperature is calculated, and a theoretical spectrum is compared with data to produce a temperature estimate; both calculations indicate temperatures of the order of a few million degrees Kelvin, in agreement with previous results. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOLAR RADIATION, X RAYS), CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES, SOUNDING ROCKETS, EXTRATERRESTRIAL RADIO WAVES, LINE SPECTRA, THESES.

Subject Categories : Astrophysics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE