posted on Nov, 23 2007 @ 07:41 PM
Document title:“Evaluation of Some Geophysical Events on 22 September 1979” Dated April 1981.
This document differs from previous Vela reports in the following ways:
It appears to have never been Classified/Unclassified as a top secret document, the writers of this document were from the University of California
though they did not have academic titles and therefore I assume they were students.
All information is legible and there is nothing blanked out. It is noted that it was ‘supported by the US departments of Energy and Defense.’
The first section of the document is the ‘Abstract’ where it is highlighted the
researchers’ intention/reason for investigating. They analysed the data of another satellite TIROS-N
since it had an electron precipitation event that could have been
related to a surface nuclear burst (SNB) 2 min after the Vela event, though it was noted it was probably from the passage of Tiros-N through an
3 min before the Vela signals.
However they note that no data was found that was inconsistent with the SNB interpretation, and the auroral light at the Antarctica a few
seconds after the Vela event can be interpreted as a SNB.
In the ‘Introduction’the researchers conclude the following:
“We conclude that…this particular event was associated with an auroral arc that ..existed before the Vela event.
Although it may be argued that the segment of the arc sampled by TIROS-N was intensified by an SNB, we find no evidence to support this
thesis…localized auroral brightening that occurred near Antarctica…showing how it might have been caused by an SNB. But an SNB association is by
no means unique.”
The pages following include a technical background of TIROS-N event, the sudden localized auroral brightening near Syowa Base Antarctica, physical
sequence possibly linking the auroral patch to an SNB.