Accession Number:

ADA037644

Title:

STRATCOM-Related Photodissociation Rates and Solar Flux Intensities.

Descriptive Note:

Research and development technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

TEXAS UNIV AT EL PASO DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

Rates for twenty-three photodissociation processes of O2, O3, NO2, NO3, N2O, N2O5, HO2, H2O2, HNO2, HNO3, CO2, CH4, and HCHO are reported for the maximum solar zenith angle on September 21, 1975, at 32 deg north latitude. These conditions correspond closely to those of the balloon launches made as a part of the Stratospheric Composition STRATCOM research program of the Atmospheric Sciences Laboratory ASL. This program is designed to study the structure and composition of the upper atmosphere, and the calculated values are provided as input data for the supportive modeling effort. Model-predicted solar flux intensities are compared to the intensities measured experimentally on the STRATCOM VI balloon flights made September 24-25, 1975. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE