Accession Number:

ADA028073

Title:

Photochemical and Wind-Induced Deviations of Thermospheric O and O2 Densities from Diffusive Equilibrium.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE