Baggaley, W.J and Bennett, R.G.T and Steel, D.I and Taylor, A.D (1994) Radar Studies of the Orbits of Small Meteoroids. Proceedings Astronomical Society of Australia, 11 (2). pp. 151-156. ISSN 0066-9997.
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A description is given of a radar facility operating in New Zealand which measures the atmospheric trajectories and hence heliocentric orbits of earth-impacting meteoroids having radiants with declinations +5-degrees < delta < -30-degrees down to a limiting radar meteor magnitude of +13 (corresponding to particle sizes of approximately 100 mum, masses approximately 10(-6) g). The data handling capacity of the facility permits recording, orbit reduction and efficient presentation of orbital data using graphical packages to be carried out on a routine basis. The daily yield is approximately 1500 individual orbits with >3 x 10(5) secured to date; this is greater than the number determined in all previous meteoroid orbit surveys combined and forms a major southern hemisphere database for dynamical studies of the solar system meteoroid population.
|Subjects:||T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences > Centre for Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences|
|Depositing User:||P. Ogbuji|
|Date Deposited:||27 Aug 2009 11:57|
|Last Modified:||27 Aug 2009 11:57|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/20368 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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