Accession Number:

ADA179059

Title:

Middle Atmosphere Density and Models.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE GEOPHYSICS LAB HANSCOM AFB MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-04-09

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

The 80 to 130 km altitude region is our old ionosphere - the region of the atmosphere that no one seems to be interested in, and yet the critical region for shuttle entry and atmospheric braking. Comparison between the Air Force reference atmosphere and Shuttle IMU data shows large fluctuations at high latitudes. New data sources are available new, such as the Arecibo and Millstone Hill ionospheric scatter radars. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
  • Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE