Geophysical researches with the orbits of the first satellites

@article{Kinghele1983GeophysicalRW,
  title={Geophysical researches with the orbits of the first satellites},
  author={D. G. King-hele},
  journal={Geophysical Journal International},
  year={1983},
  volume={74},
  pages={7-23}
}
  • D. King-hele
  • Published 1 July 1983
  • Geology, Physics
  • Geophysical Journal International
Summary. This paper offers a partial view of the results of analysing the orbits of the first satellites, particularly Sputniks 1 and 2. The topics discussed include the zonal harmonics in the Earth's gravitational field and three features of the upper atmosphere - the air density and its variations; the scale height and temperature; and the zonal winds. The view presented is ‘partial’ in two senses: (a) because it is far from complete, and (b) because it has a personal bias. 
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