An Investigation of Solar Eclipse Effect on the Subpolar Stratosphere
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ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE NM ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES LAB
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An experiment to study the effect of partial solar eclipse on the stratosphere was performed at Poker Flat, Alaska 65 degrees 07 minutes N, 147 degrees 28 minutes W, where a partial solar eclipse occurred on July 1972. Chemiluminescent ozonesondes were deployed by Arcas Meteorological rockets to an altitude of 50-55 km. After ejection the sensors descended via radar reflective parachutes and transmitted alternately ozone content and ambient temperature. Soundings were made during the week of the eclipse as well as during and immediately before and after it. Results obtained indicate that there was no significant effect due to eclipse on ozone concentration, temperature, and winds in the upper stratosphere of the subpolar region.
- Atmospheric Physics