Accession Number : ADA167000


Title :   Handbook of Geophysics and the Space Environment


Descriptive Note : 4th edition (Final)


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE GEOPHYSICS LAB HANSCOM AFB MA


Personal Author(s) : Jursa, Adolph S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a167000.pdf


Report Date : 05 Dec 1985


Pagination or Media Count : 1023


Abstract : This fourth edition of the Air Force Handbook of Geophysics and the Space Environment has been completely revised. It begins with chapters on the sun and its emissions, then treats the earth's magnetic field and the radiation belts, and follows with chapters on the ionosphere and the aurora. The subject of electrical charging of space vehicles has been of special concern to the Air Force and has been included to aid the designers interested in that problem. The next group of chapters deals with properties of the atmosphere, and the handbook concludes with chapters on the earth sciences and infrared astronomy. Keywords: Geophysics; Sun; Solar wing; Solar irradiance; Radiation belts; Ionosphere; Aurora; Air glow; Density; Temperature; Pressure; Winds; Earth atmosphere; Gravity; Geodesy; Infrared astronomy.


Descriptors :   *GEOMAGNETISM , *IONOSPHERE , *SPACE ENVIRONMENTS , *GEOPHYSICS , *ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE PROPAGATION , *HANDBOOKS , *SUN , *RADIATION BELTS , *EARTH ATMOSPHERE , EMISSION , DENSITY , METEOROLOGY , ASTRONOMY , GEODESY , EARTH SCIENCES , MAGNETOSPHERE , QUIET , ATMOSPHERES , AIRGLOW , RADIO TRANSMISSION , INFRARED RADIATION , BAROMETRIC PRESSURE , SOLAR RADIATION , SOLAR ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION , SOLAR WIND , COSMIC RAYS , IONOSPHERIC PROPAGATION , ELECTRIC CHARGE , ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS , AURORAE , GRAVITY , WIND , MAGNETIC FIELDS , HIGH FREQUENCY , AIR FORCE , SPACECRAFT


Subject Categories : Astrophysics
      Atmospheric Physics
      Meteorology
      Geomagnetism
      Geodesy
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
      Astronautics
      Radio Communications


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE