Accession Number : AD0697693

Title :   THEORETICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES OF QUESTIONS DEVELOPED BY A STUDY OF AIR FLUORESCENCE AS A METHOD OF DETECTING NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : PITTSBURGH UNIV PA

Personal Author(s) : Donahue,Thomas M.

Report Date : NOV 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Energy loss processes for electrons in atmospheric gases have been studied in the laboratory and in the aurora with sounding rockets. Results include cross sections for dissociative excitation of species such as O2 and CO2 and excitation and ionization cross sections for N2 and O2. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, DETECTION), (*FLUORESCENCE, *UPPER ATMOSPHERE), MOLECULAR ENERGY LEVELS, EXCITATION, CARBON DIOXIDE, OXYGEN, ELECTRONS, INTERACTIONS, NITROGEN, EMISSIVITY, AURORAE, DETECTORS, MOON, SOLAR RADIATION, X RAY SPECTROSCOPY, IONIZATION

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE