Accession Number : AD0653931

Title :   ON THE HEAT EFFECT OF THE 15-MICRON BAND OF CARBON DIOXIDE IN THE UPPER ATMOSPHERE,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Shved,G. M.

Report Date : MAY 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The heating effect of the 15 micron band of CO2 in the mesosphere is estimated based on the approximation of the isolated line. The Voigt line profile and temperature dependence of line intensities are taken into account, but vibrational relaxation is not. The latter affects the magnitude but not the sign of the heating rates above about 75 km. The principal result is that although the 15 micron band cools most of the mesosphere, it produces a warming effect in much of the region above 70 km.

Descriptors :   (*CARBON DIOXIDE, UPPER ATMOSPHERE), (*THERMAL RADIATION, *MESOSPHERE), HEAT TRANSFER, STRATOSPHERE, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, ATMOSPHERE MODELS, INFRARED RADIATION, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE