Modern Photochemical Theory and Explanation of the Behavior of the Ion Concentration Above 100 km,
FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO
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Modern problems of upper atmosphere photo-chemistry are examined, which are now mainly concentrated in the region of the lower ionosphere 50-200 km. The arrangement of the processes, which govern the behavior of ionized particles at different levels of the lower ionosphere, is presented and discussed. A detailed analysis is given of the variations in the ion composition and the connection between the behavior of neutral and ionized particles is studied. A detailed description is given for the new trends in atmospheric photochemistry, i.e., the study of the reactions with excited particles. Both sides of the problem are considered the photochemistry of excited atoms and molecules itself, and the contribution of these particles to such important questions of the physics of the ionization, electron balance, and nitric oxide formation.
- Atmospheric Physics
- Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry