SOLAR ULTRAVIOLET AND ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION RESEARCH.
Final rept. 1 Feb 62-31 Mar 65,
COLORADO UNIV BOULDER
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Both solar radiation and atmospheric composition are most important physical aspects of the solar system which influence our environement. The theoretical concepts concerning the solar system must be adequately supported by experimental data. Three spectrographic instruments were designed, fabricated and flown on rockets in order to add to our knowledge concerning the ultraviolet radiation from the sun. An echelle spectrograph was specifically designed to obtain high resolution ultraviolet spectrum. Instrumentation was designed to determine the composition of the upper atmosphere by absorption methods. This instrumentation will also be flown on a rocket at a later date, after adequate laboratory testing has been accomplished. Considerable research concerning Phosphor Efficiencies and Optical Properties of Metals in the Far Ultraviolet has been accomplished to supplement the overall program of obtaining experimental data concerning solar radiation and atmospheric composition. Author
- Atmospheric Physics