Atmospheric Chemiluminescence: COCHISE and FACELIF Experiments
Interim scientific rept.
AIR FORCE GEOPHYSICS LAB HANSCOM AFB MA
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During the last four years, many experiments have been performed in the COCHISE facility. Each of these experiments has measured a fundamental chemical quantity such as a radiative branching ratio, a quenching rate coefficient or a product vibrational energy distribution. These measurements are then provided for incorporation into the various atmospheric radiation codes such as NORSE, ARC, and AARC, where they provide a solid experimental footing for modeling the complex chemical system of the upper atmosphere. Keywords Nitric oxide Nitrous oxide Nitrogen Carbon monoxide Carbon dioxide branching ratio Multiphoton ionization Vibration population distribution Rotational band heads.
- Atmospheric Physics
- Inorganic Chemistry