Accession Number : AD0614085

Title :   MODEL ATMOSPHERES DETERMINED BY ABSORPTION OF SOLAR RADIATION,

Corporate Author : GEOPHYSICS CORP OF AMERICA BEDFORD MASS

Personal Author(s) : Minzner,Raymond A.

Report Date : OCT 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : Atmospheric models consisting of altitude profiles of total scale height, number density of each of a number of constituents, and temperature may be computed from values of incident UV radiation, and a set of boundary conditions at a reference level near 150 km where the optical depth for the absorbed radiation is near unity and where the number density of each of the individual gas species is known. The method is an iterative one requiring machine calculation and has not yet been implemented. The method is based on rigorous equations relating total scale height versus altitude to the summation terms involving the absorption and reradiation profiles of the total atmosphere in narrow band increments. It has also been shown that if the absorption in some narrow band or line is the result of a single species and the absorption profile is known from h to the 'top' of the atmosphere, the scale height profile for that species and the kinetic temperature profile are known from h to the 'top' of the atmosphere. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERE MODELS, SOLAR RADIATION), (*SOLAR RADIATION, ATMOSPHERE MODELS), ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION, ABSORPTION, ATMOSPHERES, SCALE, HEIGHT FINDING, KINETIC THEORY, DATA PROCESSING, ITERATIONS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE