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Operation Aurorozone: An experiment in sun/weatherOperation Aurorozone was a highly coordinated sequence of 33 rocket flights launched from Poker Flat, Alaska, in September 1976. The effects of aurorally produced X-rays on stratospheric neutral and electrical parameters was studied. The sun/weather coupling between upper and lower regions of the atmosphere is thought to be related to these middle atmospheric parameters. The results show a consistent depletion of ozone above 1 mb during three independent auroral events, with magnitudes in excess of those expected from the measured energy radiation sources. Simultaneously, enhanced conductivity changes were observed to occur in accord with the measured ionizing radiations.
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Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Goldberg, R. A.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Hilsenrath, E.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1977
Publication Information
Publication: 3d NASA Weather and Climate Program Sci. Rev.
Subject Category
Meteorology And Climatology
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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