Effect of Atomic Oxygen upon the N2 Vibrational Temperature in the Lower Thermosphere.
Rept. for Feb-Jun 72,
AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF LAB OPERATIONS
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The effects on vibrational temperatures in the thermosphere, of recent laboratory measurements of the quenching of vibrationally excited nitrogen by atomic oxygen, are evaluated. The newly acquired data indicate vibrational temperatures that remain very close to the ambient kinetic temperature at all altitudes and local times. Author
- Atmospheric Physics
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy