Photochemical and Wind-Induced Deviations of Thermospheric O and O2 Densities from Diffusive Equilibrium.
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C
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Departures of thermospheric O and O2 from diffusive equilibrium densities are produced both by photochemical processes and vertical winds. Time-dependent calculations show that these departures have a diurnal average consistent with out previous steady-state results. The amplitude and phase of the variations about the mean are controlled by vertical winds. Photochemical perturbations of O2 as a function of latitude are consistent with recent Atmosphere Explorer-C data. Author
- Atmospheric Physics