Accession Number : AD0619826

Title :   ATMOSPHERIC HYDROGEN.

Descriptive Note : Scientific rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Bates,D. R. ; Nicolet,M.

Report Date : 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Attention is drawn to the possibility that H + HO2 yielding H2 + O2 may be an important source of hydrogen molecules in the lower thermosphere. It is suggested that the fractional volume abundance of hydrogen atoms (free and combined) in this region is determined by, and is not very much less than, the corresponding fractional volume abundance in the stratosphere. Any hydrogen molecules in the lower thermosphere would affect the altitude distribution of hydrogen atoms and augment their rate of escape. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HYDROGEN, ATMOSPHERES), (*ATMOSPHERES, HYDROGEN), WATER VAPOR, METHANE, PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTIONS, GEOPHYSICS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE