Accession Number:

ADA046474

Title:

Rocketborne Measurement of an Infrared Enhancement Associated with a Bright Auroral Breakup

Descriptive Note:

Environmental research papers Nov 1975-Dec 1976

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE GEOPHYSICS LAB HANSCOM AFB MA

Report Date:

1977-07-05

Pagination or Media Count:

100.0

Abstract:

A Paiute-Tomahawk sounding rocket containing a 1.5-5.3 micrometers cryogenically cooled spectrometer was flown into a very bright IBC III auroral breakup from Poker Flat, Alaska. The main emission features at 2.8, 4.3, and 5.3 micrometers were all found to be enhanced due to the large energy input to the atmosphere associated with the aurora. The most prominent enhancement occurred in the 4.3 micrometers region.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Infrared Detection and Detectors
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE