Accession Number : AD0254022


Title :   PROJECT FIREFLY 1960. VOLUME 1. MASS TRANSPORT SPECTROPHOTOMETRY RELEASE CHEMICAL PHYSICS


Descriptive Note : Semiannual rept. 1 Jul-31 Dec 1960


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS HANSCOM AFB MA


Personal Author(s) : Rosenberg, N W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/254022.pdf


Report Date : 01 Mar 1961


Pagination or Media Count : 290


Abstract : Project Firefly 1960, the upper atmosphere chemical release program of the Geophysics Research Directorate, has provided a systematic study of several types of upper atmosphere perturbations. Reports on reduced and interpreted data from a number of optical and radio-frequency stations were prepared and published as a special GRD report. A preliminary crosscorrelation of that information is presented. The information consists of an introduction, special sections on missile trails and weapon effects, and sections on groups of releases: night point electron, sunlit point electron, cesium trail, high explosive, electron removal, cobalt particles, hydrocarbon, and alumina particles.


Descriptors :   *CHEMICALS , *HIGH ALTITUDE , *UPPER ATMOSPHERE , *SOUNDING ROCKETS , *RELEASE , IONOSPHERE , IONS , AEROSOLS , PHYSICAL PROPERTIES , GASES , PHOTOMETERS , ROCKET WARHEADS , CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENTS , IONIZATION , PARTICLES , ELECTRONS , CESIUM , DISPERSING , SPECTROSCOPY , CHEMICAL PROPERTIES


Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE