Accession Number:

AD0626725

Title:

METHODS AND RESULTS OF UPPER ATMOSPHERE RESEARCH,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES INST OF GEOPHYSICS AND PLANETARY PHYSICS

Report Date:

1955-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

174.0

Abstract:

The various means of investigating the physical state of the upper atmosphere of the earth have been classified according to the sources of information, e.g. rocket flights meteor observations, sound propagation, etc. Each method has been described briefly and typical results concerning temperature, pressure, density, composition, and wind systems are given in the text as well as in form of tables and diagrams. Special emphasis has been placed on the distinction between results which come from direct measurements, and results which have been derived by methods where theories and hypotheses are involved without observations to prove the necessary assumptions. Literature references are part of each separate chapter. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE