Accession Number : AD0676586

Title :   A BRIEF SURVEY OF UPPER-AIR SPECTRA,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA OTTAWA (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s) : Millman,P. M.

Report Date : 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The atomic multiplets and molecular band systems identified in six categories of upper-air sources are studied. These total 510 multiplets of 38 atoms and ions, and 54 band systems of 27 molecules. The average excitation decreases as one progresses from the sources resulting from the influx of the faster and smaller particles to those produced by the slower and larger objects. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*UPPER ATMOSPHERE, LIGHT TRANSMISSION), METEORS, BAND SPECTRA, PROTONS, ATOMS, IONS, AURORAE, ELECTRONS, AIRGLOW, SOURCES, LUMINESCENCE, ROCKETS, CHARGED PARTICLES, REENTRY VEHICLES

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE