# Accession Number:

## AD0263459

# Title:

## ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES

# Descriptive Note:

# Corporate Author:

## GEOPHYSICS CORP OF AMERICA BOSTON MASS

# Personal Author(s):

# Report Date:

## 1961-08-01

# Pagination or Media Count:

## 1.0

# Abstract:

Meteorology. A comprehensive handbook on upper atmospheric processes and research principles is given. The emphasis is placed upon particle-particle and particle-field relationships which enter into the determination of the macroscopic dynamics of the upper atmosphere. Some fundamental theory and data are presented from which development of comparatively undeveloped topics is made. The topics discussed are 1 the upper atmosphere, 2 the solar spectrum and cross-sections for photoionization and absorption, 3 reaction rates, 4 atomic transition probabilities, 5 molecular diffusion, 6 atmospheric turbulence, 7 solutions of the continuity equation, 8 energy loss processes of solar corpuscles, 9 generation of electromagnetic waves, 10 transmission of electromagnetic waves, 11 cosmic rays, 12 geomagnetism, and 13 plasma dynamics. Numerous tables and a set of appendices on geophysical constants, general physical relations, and units are listed.

# Descriptors:

- *ATMOSPHERES
- *CHEMICAL ELEMENTS
- *COSMIC RAYS
- *ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION
- *FUNCTIONS(MATHEMATICS)
- *PLASMAS(PHYSICS)
- *QUANTUM THEORY
- *SOLAR RADIATION
- *TABLES(DATA)
- *THEORY
- *UPPER ATMOSPHERE
- AURORAE
- COMPTON SCATTERING
- ELECTRONS
- EQUATIONS
- FLUORESCENCE
- FOURIER ANALYSIS
- HANDBOOKS
- INFRARED RADIATION
- INTEGRAL EQUATIONS
- INTEGRAL TRANSFORMS
- IONOSPHERE
- MATRICES(MATHEMATICS)
- MECHANICAL PROPERTIES
- METEOROLOGY
- OPTICAL EQUIPMENT
- PARTICLES
- PROTONS
- RADIO WAVES
- RADIOFREQUENCY
- STATISTICAL ANALYSIS
- TENSOR ANALYSIS
- GEOMAGNETISM
- THERMAL RADIATION
- TURBULENCE
- ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION
- VECTOR ANALYSIS