EXPERIMENTAL AND THEORETICAL STUDY OF TERRESTRIAL AND PLANETARY ATMOSPHERES
Final scientific rept. for 1 Feb 1962-31 Mar 1965
HAWAII INST OF GEOPHYSICS HONOLULU
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Part I lists the title and abstract of six papers which resulted from this contract. Part II presents absorption and photoionization coefficients of NH3 in the region 580-1650 A obtained with improved resolution. Both the Hopfield helium continuum and H2 emission sources were used. An ionization potential of 10.166 eV is proposed on the basis of Rydberg band analysis. Part III presents both coefficients of CO2 over the region 580-1670 A determined by the same methods. Photoionization efficiencies range from 60 to 95 per cent, and most bands below 900 A are preionized. The doublet ionization potential 13.786 and 13.766 eV is confirmed. Part IV presents k and k sub i values of NO in the region 580-1100 A. Most bands are both preionized and predissociated. An absorption curve of H2, ionization potential of COS and scattering of vacuum UV radiation are briefly described in Part V.