Accession Number:

AD0261755

Title:

STUDIES AND MEASUREMENTS MADE OF THE SOLAR ECLIPSE OF OCTOBER 2, 1959

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AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

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Report Date:

1959-10-02

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Many types of measurements of radio astronomical and upper atmosphere parameters were taken during the total eclipse of October 2, 1959. Results include data on the uneclipsed solar energy as a function of time, the effect of the eclipse on the formation of the F layer, the diameter of solar plage regions, coherence of tropospheric scientillations and absorption of the D layer. Observations were made of Sputnik III thru a partially eclipsed ionosphere, of moon reflections of 220 Mcps transmissions, as well as other propagation parameters. A bibliography on solar radio observations of eclipses is included. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE