Accession Number : AD0682757

Title :   ON THE EFFECT OF VERTICAL EDDY TRANSPORT ON THE DISTRIBUTION OF NEUTRAL NITROGEN COMPONENTS IN THE D-REGION.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Jul 67-Sep 68,

Corporate Author : OSLO UNIV (NORWAY) INST OF GEOPHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Hesstvedt,Eigil ; Jansson,Ulf Bertil

Report Date : SEP 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The vertical distribution of neutral nitrogen components (N, NO, N2O and NO2) from 50 km to 100 km is studied theoretically. Two atmosphere models are presented, one where the number densities are determined by photochemistry alone and one where also vertical eddy transport is considered. It is shown that vertical eddy transport modifies the photochemical model in a drastic way and brings the theoretical results in much closer agreement with observations. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*IONOSPHERE, *NITROGEN OXIDES), PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTIONS, DIFFUSION, NITROGEN, OXYGEN, HYDROGEN, ATMOSPHERE MODELS, ELECTRON DENSITY, IONS, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, DIURNAL VARIATIONS, MASS TRANSFER, ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, NORWAY

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE