Accession Number : ADA266381


Title :   Polar Mesospheric Cloud Experiment


Descriptive Note : Annual rept.


Corporate Author : COLORADO UNIV AT BOULDER LAB FOR ATMOSPHERIC AND SPACE PHYSICS


Personal Author(s) : Thomas, Gary E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a266381.pdf


Report Date : 19 Dec 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 4


Abstract : An ultraviolet two-channel imaging polarimeter (UVIP) has been constructed whose purpose is to make rocket-borne measurements of the optical properties of Polar Mesospheric Clouds (PMC). Launch into an PMC is scheduled for summer, 1992 from Poker Flat Range, Alaska. PMC have special relevance to midcourse systems because of the stressing backgrounds they produce in the principal threat corridors at high latitudes. In addition, we are carrying out numerical simulation of PMC structure using a multi-dimensional model.


Descriptors :   *CLOUDS , *TARGET DETECTION , *ULTRAVIOLET DETECTION , SIMULATION , MEASUREMENT , OPTICAL DETECTION , ALASKA , ICE , POLARIMETERS , REMOTE DETECTION , SUMMER , HIGH LATITUDES , BACKGROUND , RADIANCE , MOVING TARGETS , MODELS , OPTICAL PROPERTIES , MESOSPHERE


Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Ultraviolet Detection and Detectors


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE