Accession Number : ADA102880


Title :   The Mesosphere and Thermosphere,


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE GEOPHYSICS LAB HANSCOM AFB MA


Personal Author(s) : Champion,K S W ; Schmidtke,G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a102880.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1981


Pagination or Media Count : 250


Abstract : This publication contains a number of specialized papers on two topics. The first topic is representation of energy sources in the Earth's upper atmosphere and ionosphere. The energy sources include the solar wind and electromagnetic radiation, particle precipitation, joule heating in the electrojets, and energy transfer by gravity wave dissipation. The second topic is concerned with models of the terrestrial upper atmosphere. The subdivisions include the stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere and exosphere. Properties considered are total mass density, composition, radiative cooling, temperature, winds, diffusion, and turbulence. (Author)


Descriptors :   *MESOSPHERE , *THERMOSPHERE , *ATMOSPHERE MODELS , IONOSPHERE , WIND , DISSIPATION , TURBULENCE , ENERGY TRANSFER , HEATING , AURORAE , SOLAR RADIATION , UPPER ATMOSPHERE , BOOKS , STRATOSPHERE , GRAVITY WAVES , ELECTROJETS , RADIANT COOLING , FAR ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION , SOLAR WIND


Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE