Accession Number:

AD0460365

Title:

RESEARCH ON SOLAR MAGNETIC FIELDS.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept., 1 Feb 63-31 Jan 65,

Corporate Author:

LOCKHEED-CALIFORNIA CO BURBANK

Report Date:

1965-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

Sunspots, filaments, flares, and plages have one property in common they appear in the presence of localized magnetic fields on the sun. Observing these magnetic fields, however, with good time and spatial resolution and in a form readily amenable to analysis, is a difficult problem. The investigation being reported on herein was a large-scale effort undertaken to make use of the Mt. Wilson magnetic data and Lockheed H-alpha photography in order to learn more about the localized magnetic fields of the suns photosphere and how these fields relate to flares, filaments and plages in the chromosphere. Original observations used in this study were the Mt. Wilson magnetograms and spectroheliograms and the Lockheed H-alpha flare films for the period August 1959 through December 1963. Two years work in data reduction and analysis are summarized. The study was an exploratory effort into several different facets of the subject of solar magnetic fields. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE