Accession Number : AD0618054

Title :   ELECTRON TEMPERATURES IN THE D REGION,

Corporate Author : QUEEN'S UNIV BELFAST (NORTHERN IRELAND) DEPT OF APPLIED MATHEMATICS

Personal Author(s) : Dalgarno, A. ; Henry, R. J. W.

Report Date : 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : Detailed estimates are made of the rates of energy loss of electrons moving in the D region and it is argued that the electron gas has a negligible non-thermal component. The Maxwellian velocity distribution of the thermal component is brought about by collisions with molecular nitrogen involving rotational transitions and the distribution is determined by the neutral particle gas temperature. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ELECTRONS, *IONOSPHERE, TEMPERATURE, ELECTRON DENSITY, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), EXCITATION, ENERGY, ELECTRON TRANSITIONS, ELASTIC SCATTERING.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE