PROJECT COLD CAN AIRGLOW MEASUREMENTS PART I: 1.27 MICRON MOLECULAR OXYGEN EMISSION OVER NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA

Authors
  1. McKinnon, D.
  2. Morewood, H.W.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN)
Abstract
Emission arising from the 1.27 micron infra-red atmospheric system of molecular oxygen was measured on 12 flights of a RB-57F aircraft. Spectra were recorded by a grating spectrometer employing a sensitive germanium photodiode as a detector. The pronounced variations in intensity attending sunrise and sunset were investigated over New Mexico from January to May 1969. The exponential decay time constants which were measured immediately after sunset diminished from 51 to 31 minutes. Day emission in June and July 1969 was almost invariant over the latitude sector 79N to 29S.
Keywords
Airglow
Report Number
TN-1883/70 —
Date of publication
15 Aug 1970
Number of Pages
34
DSTKIM No
70-08912
CANDIS No
6692
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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