RESEARCH AND INSTRUMENTATION FOR THE STUDY OF AIRGLOW AND AURORA PHENOMENA.
Final rept. 1 Mar 66-31 Dec 68,
NORTHEASTERN UNIV BOSTON MASS
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Summary descriptions are presented of various studies and programs which were conducted on airglow and aurora phenomena, in conjunction with related events, in support of the upper-atmosphere research program. Studies involving oxygen red-line emission, rocket measurements of sodium dayglow, upper atmospheric temperature measurements from the N2 first negative band system and an observed red arc which were in the final phases of study, are presented either in an abstracted form or in preliminary rough-draft form prior to publication. Programs in progress but not completed are briefly described. A general description of various types of instrumentation for making optical studies of the light in the atmosphere is given. The presentation offers information useful in the design of the instruments rather than detailed particulars of any one design. Author
- Atmospheric Physics