Accession Number:

AD0742721

Title:

Atomic and Molecular Processes in Atmospheric Environments

Descriptive Note:

Technical progress summary rept. no. 12, 1 Nov 1971-28 Apr 1972

Corporate Author:

PITTSBURGH UNIV PA PITTSBURGH ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-04-28

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

Brief research summaries are given for the following topics Radiative properties of simple atoms and molecules for optical discrimination studies Dissociative excitation of COA singlet Pi by electron impact on CO2 Infrared emission from recombination and energy transfer processes of air species Clean air chemistry and chemiluminescence Energy partitioning in metal atom chemi-excitation Neutral-neutral reactions in crossed beams Processes involving metastable species Ion-molecule reactions and excitation processes in a fast flow system Reactions of metal atoms with ions in magnetically confined NO plasmas Ion-molecule reactions at elevated temperatures Afterglow studies of the population of excited atomic and molecular states by vibrational energy transfer Time of flight experiments Optical interferometer studies of berium releases Optical photometer studies of nightglow ionospheric modification Measurement of the ionized and neutral constituents of the atmosphere Distribution of gases in the mesosphere and Semiempirical methods for estimating reaction rates.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE