Accession Number : AD0669513

Title :   INVASION OF PROTONS IN POLAR AURORAE (VTORZHENIE PROTONOV V POLYARNYKH SIYANIYAKH I) EKSPERIMENTALNYE REZULTATY),

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Galperin,Yu. I.

Report Date : 18 AUG 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : The article is in two main sections: a discussion of experimental results and the theory of auroral hydrogen line glow. In the first of these sections the author considers such factors as the morphology of proton precipitation, intensity distribution as a function of height, hydrogen line profiles, the Balmer attenuation decrement, hydrogen line intensity levels and correlations with emissions of other specific character and direct measurements of proton precipitation into the auroral atmosphere. In the second part of the article, which deals with theoretical considerations on the glow of hydrogen lines under auroral conditions, the author has discussed the dependence of glow on the velocity of the particle and the role of protons in the excitation of auroral glow. Theoretical considerations on proton flux anisotropy and corresponding cross-sections are briefly reviewed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AURORAE, USSR), POLAR REGIONS, UPPER ATMOSPHERE, LUMINESCENCE, PROTON REACTIONS, ENERGY, HYDROGEN, SPECTRUM SIGNATURES, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, PROTON CROSS SECTIONS, INTENSITY, INTERACTIONS, DISTRIBUTION, HEIGHT FINDING, DISPERSION RELATIONS, BANDWIDTH, ELECTRONS

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE