Cover: Diurnal Variation of Temperature and Particle Density between 100 km and 500 km.

Diurnal Variation of Temperature and Particle Density between 100 km and 500 km.

Published 1963

by Hildegard K. Kallmann-Bijl, W. L. Sibley

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Diurnal variation of upper atmospheric parameters determined from U.S. and USSR rocket and satellite observations. Day-to-night variation of temperature and particle densities between 100 and 500 km are presented. The findings are a refinement on prior work, inasmuch as they take into account the varying proportions of constituent gases at upper levels. The resulting curves differ significantly from those of the so-called "standard" atmospheres.

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