Accession Number : AD0680673

Title :   MECHANISM FOR THE AURORAL EMISSION OF OI(6300A).

Descriptive Note : Research Communication no. 72,

Corporate Author : DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT CO INC HUNTINGTON BEACH CALIF ADVANCED RESEARCH LABS

Personal Author(s) : Mahadevan,P.

Report Date : SEP 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : Interaction between the metastably excited ion O+(2D0) and ground state atoms of oxygen is suggested as a prime mechanism for the emission of OI(6300A) in the auroral F region of the night sky. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AURORAE, *LINE SPECTRA), (*OXYGEN, LINE SPECTRA), ATOMIC ENERGY LEVELS, ULTRAVIOLET SPECTRA, VISIBLE SPECTRA, NIGHT SKY, EXCITATION, IONS

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE