Accession Number:

AD0259613

Title:

IONIZATION IN THE EARTH'S IONOSPHERE, AND THE ENERGY OF SHORTWAVE SOLAR UV RADIATION

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FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

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Report Date:

1961-05-26

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

Data obtained from artificial satellites and rockets concerning the ionosphere are discussed. The basic process for neutralization in the ionosphere is the dissociative recombination of molecular ions atomic ions become molecular due to the overcharge processes. The total number of recombination and ionization processes inAN ATMOSPHERIC COLUMN OF 1 SQ CM CROSS SECTION 3 X 10 TO THE 11TH TO THE 13TH POWER PER SQ CM PER A SECOND. The new concepts of the basic processes in the ionosphere agree with recent data on SW solar radiation, which contains 5 to 10 times 10 to the 11th power quanta per sq cm per sec for spectral regions of 800 or less Angstroms. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE