Accession Number:

AD0257841

Title:

THE CHEMISTRY AND VERTICAL DISTRIBUTION OF ATOMIC NITROGEN IN THE UPPER ATMOSPHERE

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS HANSCOM AFB MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1960-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

479.0

Abstract:

An intensive and extensive review and analysis is summarized and given in tabular form. This is based on some 540 papers covering various aspects of the discovery of active N in the laboratory and the identification of atomic N in auroral and night airglow spectra. An integral part of the existence of atomic N in the upper atmosphere is the absorption of UV radiation by molecular N. Such topics as absorption coefficients, dissociation energy of molecular N, discovery of the negative bands of N2, and the various band systems of N are included. More recently there has been an acute emphasis on the rates of free radical reactions and recombination coefficients. So far as is possible these data have been presented within the various summaries. The author and subject indices should aid in making this treatise a valuable and informative reference source.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE