Accession Number : AD0259613

Title :   IONIZATION IN THE EARTH'S IONOSPHERE, AND THE ENERGY OF SHORTWAVE SOLAR UV RADIATION

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : IVANOV-KHOLODNYY,G.S.

Report Date : 26 MAY 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Data obtained from artificial satellites and rockets concerning the ionosphere are discussed. The basic process for neutralization in the ionosphere is the dissociative recombination of molecular ions; atomic ions become molecular due to the overcharge processes. The total number of recombination and ionization processes inAN ATMOSPHERIC COLUMN OF 1 SQ CM CROSS SECTION 3 X 10 TO THE 11TH TO THE 13TH POWER PER SQ CM PER A SECOND. The new concepts of the basic processes in the ionosphere agree with recent data on SW solar radiation, which contains 5 to 10 times 10 to the 11th power quanta per sq cm per sec for spectral regions of 800 or less Angstroms. (Author)

Descriptors :   *GAS IONIZATION, *IONOSPHERE, *SOLAR RADIATION, *ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION, CHEMICAL REACTIONS, DISSOCIATION, IONS, MOLECULES, NITROGEN, OXYGEN, RECOMBINATION REACTIONS, SOUNDING ROCKETS, UPPER ATMOSPHERE

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