Accession Number : AD0738064

Title :   Mechanism for Blow-Off of the Earth's Atmosphere: Population of the Van Allen Belt,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Libby,L. Marshall

Report Date : APR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : Rate of loss of terrestrial atmosphere from earthquake motions is estimated. Some of this atmosphere ionizes as it is blown off through the magnetosphere, and the amount so ionized seems to be abundantly ample to account for C, N, and O found in the Van Allen Belt. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*VAN ALLEN RADIATION BELT, *ATMOSPHERICS), MASS TRANSFER, UPPER ATMOSPHERE, EARTHQUAKES, VOLCANOES, LIGHTNING, SOLAR WIND

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE