Accession Number:

AD0416110

Title:

LYMAN ALPHA SCATTERING IN THE EARTH'S HYDROGEN GEOCORONA,

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PITTSBURGH UNIV PA

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Report Date:

1962-12-14

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

The interpretation that the nighttime Lyman alpha observed from rockets is solar Lyman alpha that was transported to the night side by the earths extensive hydrogen envelope the geocorona is considered in detail. The equations of radi ation transfer are solved for several spherically symmetric models of the hydrogen distribution. The numerical results for the integrated Lyman alpha night glow are compared with the obser vations. Radiation transfer in models whose total hydrogen abundance is consistent with daytime absorption measurements is shown to be inadequate in accounting for the observed night glow features. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE