Accession Number : ADA995269

Title :   OPERATION ARGUS. Sounding Rocket Measurements - PROJECT JASON,

Corporate Author : KAMAN TEMPO SANTA BARBARA CA

Personal Author(s) : Beavers,J. L. , II ; Allen,L. , Jr. ; Dennis,J. L. ; Welch,J. A. ; Walton,R. B.

Report Date : 31 AUG 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 81

Abstract : The general objective was to measure the distribution of beta particles originating from the Argus shots and subsequently trapped in the earth's magnetic field. This was accomplished with the aid of high-altitude sounding rockets containing radiation counters. The flux of high-energy electrons was measured as a function of: (1) magnetic latitude from 23 to 39 degrees; (2) altitude from sea level to 900 km; (3) electron energy; (4) time after the nuclear explosion; and (5) angular distribution with respect to magnetic field. Keywords include: High altitude nuclear explosions; NTPR(Nuclear Test Personnel Review); Project Jason, Electron plasma, and Earth's magnetic field.

Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR EXPLOSION TESTING, ELECTRON FLUX, TRAPPING(CHARGED PARTICLES), PARTICLE COUNTERS, ALTITUDE, TIME DEPENDENCE, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), RADIATION MEASURING INSTRUMENTS, SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION

Subject Categories : Nuclear Instrumentation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE