Accession Number:

AD0644354

Title:

THE VALIDITY OF THE O2(-) MODEL FOR D-REGION RECOMBINATION,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO PALO ALTO CALIF LOCKHEED PALO ALTO RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

The adequacy of the O2- model for predicting the response of the atmosphere to ionizing radiation is examined in the light of observations of 1 nuclear weapon effects and 2 polar cap absorption events. The model appears to give reasonable agreement with observations in the first category, but is inconsistent with data from the second. The inadequacy of the model seems to be related to the amount of atomic oxygen and ozone naturally present and produced during recombination. Latest measurements of rate constants for several important negative ion reactions are also given. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE