Accession Number:

AD0874658

Title:

Satellite Observations of Soft Solar X Rays.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

57.0

Abstract:

Soft solar x rays 1-25 angstroms are detected by a proportional counter and a crystal spectrometer aboard satellite OV1-10 from December 1966 to May 1967. The relation between x ray bursts and centimeter radio bursts is investigated, but no correlation is evident. Good correlation is obtained between the slowly varying components of solar radio 606-8800 mhz and x ray line emission, higher frequency x rays showing best correlation with higher frequency radio emission. The variation of emission measure with temperature is calculated, and a theoretical spectrum is compared with data to produce a temperature estimate both calculations indicate temperatures of the order of a few million degrees Kelvin, in agreement with previous results. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE