Accession Number : ADA327360

Title :   Air Force Geophysics: Contributions to Defense and to the Nation, 1945-1995.

Descriptive Note : Scientific rept.,

Corporate Author : PHILLIPS LAB HANSCOM AFB MA

Personal Author(s) : Liebowitz, Ruth P.

PDF Url : ADA327360

Report Date : 08 APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 76

Abstract : This report surveys the contributions made to science and to defense and national security by the Air Force's Geophysics Directorate between the end of World War II and the present. After an introductory section on the historical context of these contributions, a discussion of the technical content follows. The Directorate's contribution falls into two main areas: forecasting the operational environment and resolving atmospheric issues for detection and targeting systems. In addition, the Directorate developed seismic technology for the monitoring of nuclear test ban treaties, and it contributed to engineering and technical support for geophysics. The report is intended to provide an overview for government agencies, other organizations, and the general public.

Descriptors :   *WEATHER FORECASTING, *GEOPHYSICS, AIR FORCE, NATIONAL SECURITY, NUCLEAR EXPLOSION TESTING, SEISMOLOGY, SOUNDING ROCKETS, BALLOONS, INFRARED RESEARCH.

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE