Accession Number : AD0710282

Title :   KINETICS OF ATMOSPHERIC CONSTITUENTS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jul 65-14 Apr 70,

Corporate Author : YORK UNIV TORONTO (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s) : Schiff,H. I.

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The report summaries research directed to obtaining fundamental reaction rate and transport data of interest to the stratosphere, mesosphere and the ionosphere of the earth. To this end particular attention was directed towards the reactions involving reactants and products containing appreciable quantities of internal energy. A flowing afterglow system was constructed and used to study rates of ion-molecule reactions. The method developed in our laboratory to measure diffusion coefficients of atomic species was used to obtain values for H-atoms in a number of gases. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*UPPER ATMOSPHERE, CHEMICAL REACTIONS), (*HYDROGEN, UPPER ATMOSPHERE), REACTION KINETICS, AFTERGLOWS, MOLECULAR ENERGY LEVELS, DIFFUSION, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, EXCITATION, CANADA

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE