
Accession Number : AD0664080
Title : INFLUENCE OF THE DISSIPATION OF MECHANICAL ENERGY ON THE TEMPERATURE OF THE LOW CHROMOSPHERE,
Corporate Author : COLUMBIA UNIV NEW YORK DEPT OF ASTRONOMY
Personal Author(s) : Frisch,H.
Report Date : APR 1966
Pagination or Media Count : 18
Abstract : The influence of the dissipation of mechanical (i.e., acoustical) energy on the temperature of the chromosphere between 0 and 1000 km is studied. Departures from L.T.E. in the ionization of H and H superscript minus are taken into account. The rate of dissipation given by Osterbrock (1961) is probably too large by a factor 10 or more in the first 300 km, but seems adequate around 1000 km. (Author)
Descriptors : (*CHROMOSPHERE, TEMPERATURE), (*KINETIC ENERGY, ATTENUATION), SOLAR ATMOSPHERE, HEAT TRANSFER, ELECTRONS, HYDROGEN, HELIUM, ATOMIC ENERGY LEVELS, LINE SPECTRA, BRIGHTNESS, ENERGY, MATHEMATICAL MODELS
Subject Categories : Astrophysics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE