Accession Number:

AD0787785

Title:

Ion Mass Spectrometry of the Lower Ionosphere.

Descriptive Note:

Final scientific rept. 1 May 67-31 Dec 71,

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSITY COLL LONDON (ENGLAND) MULLARD SPACE SCIENCE LAB

Report Date:

1974-02-15

Pagination or Media Count:

91.0

Abstract:

A short pathlength radio frequency ion mass spectrometer was developed for rocket measurements in the D-and lower-E regions of the ionosphere without the interposition of a shock between plasma and spectrometer. Design and operation are discussed. Ions of mass 16 or - 1, 18 or - 1, 21 or - 2, 28 or - 2, 36 or - 3 and 55 or - 5 were detected on the ascent and descent between 90 and 120 km. The tentative ion identifications are O, H3O, Na, or Mg, NO, K and Fe. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE