A study of meteor spectroscopy and physics from earth-orbit : A preliminary survey into ultraviolet meteor spectra
- Meisel, D. D.
- Apr 1, 1976.
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- 1 electronic document
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- Preliminary data required to extrapolate available meteor physics information (obtained in the photographic, visual and near ultraviolet spectral regions) into the middle and far ultraviolet are presented. Wavelength tables, telluric attenuation factors, meteor rates, and telluric airglow data are summarized in the context of near-earth observation vehicle parameters using moderate to low spectral resolution instrumentation. Considerable attenuation is given to the problem of meteor excitation temperatures since these are required to predict the strength of UV features. Relative line intensities are computed for an assumed chondritic composition. Features of greatest predicted intensities, the major problems in meteor physics, detectability of UV meteor events, complications of spacecraft motion, and UV instrumentation options are summarized.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19760015032., Accession ID: 76N22120., and NASA-CR-2664.
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