Upper Atmosphere Research Report Number 2
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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This report continues the description of the upper atmosphere research conducted by the Naval Research Laboratory in connection with the V-2 firings being carried out by the Army at its White Sands Proving Ground. The discussions are primarily concerned with the second cycle of V-2 firings but some of the articles have as their subject general considerations applying to the Rocket-Sonde Program as a whole. A review of the second cycle of V-2 firings, and in particular of the October 10 flight, is provided. The installations for that flight, and the improvements incorporated into the telemetering system, are described in detail. The results obtained in solar spectroscopy and in the pressure-temperature and cosmic ray experiments, are given. The cosmic ray auxiliary systems and the ionosphere, biological and and recovery experiments are discussed. General theoretical discussions pertinent to the program and an outline of plans for future research are included.
- Atmospheric Physics