Accession Number : AD0415483

Title :   IONIZATION OF THE UPPER ATMOSPHERE BY SHORT-WAVE SOLAR RADIATION (IONIZATSIIA VERKHNEI ATMOSFERY KOROTKOVOLNOVYM IZLUCHENIEM SOLNTSA),

Corporate Author : EMMANUEL COLL BOSTON MASS RESEARCH LANGUAGE CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Stuberovskis,Zanis ; Kholodnyi,Ivanov-

Report Date : FEB 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : Taking into account new data about the energy and spectrum of short-wave solar radiation, the absorption of radiation and the rate of ion-forma tion in the atmosphere at heights of 100-800 km were calculated for different times of the day. The peak of ionformation was detected at a height of about 120 km, and the diurnal variation of h sub e in the E, F1 and F2 regions were explained. The effect of the daytime increase in the density of the upper atmosphere (asymmetric with respect to midday) was examined; this made it possible to explain a number of ionospheric effects. Conclusions were drawn concerning the value of the effective coefficient of recombination. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*IONOSPHERE, IONIZATION), IONIZATION, SOLAR RADIATION, ELECTRON DENSITY, RECOMBINATION REACTIONS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE