Accession Number:

AD0412816

Title:

Anomalous Sounds and Electromagnetic Effects Associated with Fireball Entry

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

73.0

Abstract:

The problems of the nature and origin of certain hissing sounds and electromagnetic effects associated with the passage of very bright meteors or fireballs has long been of interest to meteor astronomers. This Memorandum describes these effects and discusses their possible origin from the standpoint of atmospheric electricity and re-entry physics. This study was motivated by the possibility that a better understanding of these phenomena will lead to new techniques for determining the size, nature, and path of any large body entering the earths atmosphere.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE