Accession Number:

ADA229778

Title:

Physics of High-Temperature Air. Part. 2. Applications

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan 1989-Jan 1990

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

180.0

Abstract:

This document is the second part of a set of notes intended to help the reader become familiar with the specialized literature of several applied topics in the physics of high-temperature air, discussing missile reentry Chapter 5, nuclear weapons effects Chapter 6, and some topics in the propagation of electromagnetic radiation through the atmosphere Chapter 7. It presents a simple overview of some key physical factors, and gives references both to relevant textbooks and to the gray literature of technical reports specific to the field. Part 1 if these notes IDA Document D-487, May 1990 consists of a general introduction Chapter 1, a discussion of equilibrium air at temperatures to 10,000 K Chapter 2, a discussion of the radiation from high-temperature air Chapter 3, and Chapter 4, which gives a brief discussion of some specific mechanisms for heating the earths atmosphere, ranging from shock heating through nuclear explosions to solar ultraviolet radiation.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE