Report of the Standing Committee on Problems of the Upper Atmosphere, 1951-1952

Published in: Transactions, American Geophysical Union, v. 34, no. 1, Feb. 1953, p. 115-121

Posted on RAND.org on December 31, 1952

by William W. Kellogg, A. P. Crary, Michael, Jr Ference, Joseph Kaplan, A. G. McNish, F. E. Roach, Lyman, Jr Spitzer, James Alfred van Allen, Fred L. Whipple, Oliver R. Wulf

The year 1951-1952 has been a significant one in the history of upper-atmosphere research, not because of any single revelation but because a large number of important research projects started shortly after the end of World War II are reaching fruition and being reported. This report serves as a brief and very general review of the activity in this broad field.

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