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dc.contributor.advisor O'Brien, B. J.
dc.creatorWickwar, Vincent Beauchamp
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-22T21:59:15Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-22T21:59:15Z
dc.date.issued 1968
dc.identifier.citation Wickwar, Vincent Beauchamp. "Photometers on the satellite Aurora 1." (1968) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/89981.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/89981
dc.description.abstract Uses of photometer and combined photometer-particle measurements from a satellite are discussed with respect to increasing understanding of geophysical phenomena. Several potential observational possibilities are explored at greater length, particularly in the ultraviolet. A description of Aurora 1 with emphasis on the ultraviolet and quadrant photometers is given. The system including the complete satellite and its orbit is considered with respect to acquiring photometer and combined photometerparticle measurements. Quantum efficiency variation in the ultraviolet photometer at long wavelengths is presented and interpreted as arising from color center formation in the photocathode. Photometer calibration is treated in considerable detail starting from basic definitions and derivation of important formulas. Finally there are appendices on the status of ultraviolet interference filters and sodium salicylate for ultraviolet calibration.
dc.format.extent 233 pp
dc.language.iso eng
dc.title Photometers on the satellite Aurora 1
dc.identifier.digital RICE1016
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Space Physics and Astronomy
thesis.degree.discipline Natural Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
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dc.identifier.callno Thesis SP.SCI. 1968 Wickwar


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