Accession Number:

ADA052821

Title:

The Measurement of Electrical Conductivity in the Stratosphere.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jun 75-30 Nov 77,

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV SAN DIEGO LA JOLLA DEPT OF APPLIED PHYSICS AND INFORMATION SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-02-19

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

Measurements of the galactic cosmic ray ionization rate in the stratosphere have been used to develop a global model. Above 25 km an analytic form for the height dependence of ionization was found. In the second part of this work, ion conductivity was measured near the sampling aperture of a balloon-borne ion mass spectrometer. Data from two flights demonstrated that ionization was present near the aperture at all times during both flights but that a large variation could sometimes occur in the probe current. On the second flight a turbulence layer was observed near 80,000 ft. altitude. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE