Neal Brown is interviewed by Karen Cedzo in 1980 at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks, Alaska
ORAL HISTORY 2000-78-24
KUAC (Radio station : Fairbanks, Alaska)
KUAC studios; University of Alaska
Neal Brown talks about the Poker Flat Research Range, being part of the Geophysical Institute, moving into its second decade of operation, the only university owned rocket launching facility in the world, a renewed interest in the work at Poker Flat particularly since the space shuttle has been delayed, twelve launches scheduled for this spring, a launch by the Air Force, recoverable payloads, launching into a very bright aurora, a series of experiments with barium chemical release, releasing the chemicals into the upper atmosphere, getting a better understanding about what is happening in the aurora, planned the experiments around a certain phase of the aurora, expecting a concentration on use of the facilities, seeing an increased need to expand certain experiments, concern about the ozone and effect of aerosol spray cans, calibrating satellites twice yearly, the need to monitor small increases in pollutants in the upper atmosphere levels, the interest in the ozone layer in particular in the Arctic and the north, operating a weekly balloon to monitor measurement of ozone, and more interest in the atmosphere itself from the region of the surface of the Earth up to the altitude of the aurora borealis.
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