Accession Number:

ADA003459

Title:

A Continuous-Slowing-Down Electron Energy Deposition Model.

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

A simple continuous-slowing-down model of the altitude dependent energy deposition of energetic auroral electrons is described. The computer code uses experimental cross sections in numerical form where they are available, and predicts the volume production rates of the various excitation, ionization, and dissociation processes for the atmospheric species N2, O2, and O. Some sample results for the low energy electron flux and for the total energy deposition rate are shown and compared to the predictions of other codes.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE