Accession Number : AD0679112

Title :   ATMOSPHERIC IMPLICATIONS OF PREDISSOCIATION IN N2,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF LAB OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Hudson,Robert D. ; Carter,Virginia L.

Report Date : SEP 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Analysis of the half-widths of the individual rotational absorption lines of N2 at high resolution delta lambda = 0.038A) indicates that all of the lines between 800 and 1000A are broadened by predissociation. This implies that photo-dissociation of atmospheric N2 by solar radiation may be as much as 10,000 times greater than assumed previously and may, indeed, contribute significantly to the over-all rate of production of atomic nitrogen in the upper atmosphere. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*UPPER ATMOSPHERE, *NITROGEN), SOLAR RADIATION, DISSOCIATION, ATOMS, MOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY, ATMOSPHERE MODELS, ABSORPTION

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE