Accession Number:

AD0633585

Title:

The Ionospheric Model of othe Venus Microwave Emission: An Obituary

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS HANSCOM AFB MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

In the ionospheric model of Venus, the observed microwave radiation is attributed to free-free emission of electrons in a dense Cytherean ionosphere. The present paper discusses the mechanisms for formation of such a dense ionosphere, both in the original formulation of Jones and in later formulations which introduce holes in the ionosphere to achieve consistency with the observed radar reflectivities.

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE