Accession Number:

ADA029890

Title:

Chemistry of Atmospheric Deionization Outside Intermediate-Altitude Fireballs. II. 15-, 20-, and 25-km Altitude.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

BALLISTIC RESEARCH LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

122.0

Abstract:

Number densities for 59 atmospheric species during the deionization of the atmosphere outside the fireball from a high-yield nuclear burst at an altitude of 30 km have been calculated using the AIRCHEM computer code and are reported for altitudes of 15, 20, and 25 km and horizontal ranges of 0, 1, 5, 10, 20, and 30 km. Equivalent lumped parameters are calculated for each decade in time from 1 microsecond to 1000 seconds and compared with the lumped parameters employed in the WEPH D computer code. Important reactions at three major intervals of time during atmospheric deionization are identified. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE