Accession Number:

AD0671608

Title:

USE OF IONIC MOBILITIES FOR MEASUREMENTS IN THE LOWER IONOSPHERE

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

The results of recent laboratory investigations indicate that attempts to use ionic mobilities for the identification of positive ions in the lower ionosphere must necessarily fail. A mobility determination requires ion- molecule collisions chemical reactions occurring during these collisions will cause each mobility spectrum to tend toward a continuum. Because these reactions do not change the total number density of ions, conductivity measurements can be made using an average mobility for ions in air.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE