Air Force Geophysics: Contributions to Defense and to the Nation, 1945-1995.
PHILLIPS LAB HANSCOM AFB MA
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This report surveys the contributions made to science and to defense and national security by the Air Forces Geophysics Directorate between the end of World War II and the present. After an introductory section on the historical context of these contributions, a discussion of the technical content follows. The Directorates contribution falls into two main areas forecasting the operational environment and resolving atmospheric issues for detection and targeting systems. In addition, the Directorate developed seismic technology for the monitoring of nuclear test ban treaties, and it contributed to engineering and technical support for geophysics. The report is intended to provide an overview for government agencies, other organizations, and the general public.
- Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics