Accession Number:

AD0415483

Title:

IONIZATION OF THE UPPER ATMOSPHERE BY SHORT-WAVE SOLAR RADIATION (IONIZATSIIA VERKHNEI ATMOSFERY KOROTKOVOLNOVYM IZLUCHENIEM SOLNTSA),

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Corporate Author:

EMMANUEL COLL BOSTON MASS RESEARCH LANGUAGE CENTER

Report Date:

1963-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

Taking into account new data about the energy and spectrum of short-wave solar radiation, the absorption of radiation and the rate of ion-forma tion in the atmosphere at heights of 100-800 km were calculated for different times of the day. The peak of ionformation was detected at a height of about 120 km, and the diurnal variation of h sub e in the E, F1 and F2 regions were explained. The effect of the daytime increase in the density of the upper atmosphere asymmetric with respect to midday was examined this made it possible to explain a number of ionospheric effects. Conclusions were drawn concerning the value of the effective coefficient of recombination. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE