Accession Number:

ADA034462

Title:

Calculation of Energetics of Selected Atmospheric Systems.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Oct 73-30 Apr 76,

Corporate Author:

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES RESEARCH CENTER EAST HARTFORD CONN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-05-30

Pagination or Media Count:

67.0

Abstract:

Present theoretical efforts which are directed toward a more complete and realistic analysis of the transport equations governing atmospheric relaxation and the propagation of artificial disturbances require detailed information of thermal opacities and LWIR absorption in regions of temperature and pressure where molecular effects are important. Although various experimental techniques have been employed for both atomic and molecular systems, theoretical studies have been largely confined to an analysis of the properties bound-bound, bound-free and free-free of atomic systems. This has been due in large part to the unavailability of reliable wavefunctions for diatomic molecular systems, and particularly for excited states or states of open-shell structures. More recently, reliable theoretical procedures have been prescribed for such systems which have resulted in the development of practical computational programs. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE