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Detection of Scattering Layers in the Upper Atmosphere (60–140 km) by Optical Radar

Nature volume 199, pages 12751276 (28 September 1963) | Download Citation

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THIS communication reports observations made by us of optical echoes from atmospheric constituents (presumably dust) at heights of 60–140 km. They were detected with an optical radar. The techniques utilized are a development of those already reported by us1,2.

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    , and , Nature, 194, 1267 (1962); Proc. Inst. Radio Eng., 50, 1703 (1962).

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    , and , Phys. Rev. Letters, 10, 89 (1963).

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  1. Department of Geology and Geophysics, Department of Electrical Engineering and Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.

    • G. FIOCCO
    •  & L. D. SMULLIN

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