Accession Number:

ADA012468

Title:

Aeroral NO. HAES Report Number 18.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1975-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

Auroral NO chemistry is studied to determine the maximum amount and maximum production rate of NO in steady auroral arcs. The authors conclude that the NO concentration cannot exceed 0.1 O2, in contradiction to the mass spectrometer measurement of Zipf et al. 1970 but consistent with their other indirect measurements of NO. The possibility of to the mass spectrometer measurement of Zipf et al. 1970 but consistent with their other indirect measurements of NO. The possibility of vibrationally hot O2, which would make the reaction Nquartet S O2 to NO O rapid and maximize the NO production rate, is investigated and it is tentatively concluded that rapid O quenching precludes it.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE