Accession Number : AD0757867

Title :   Deceleration and Vertical Motion of a Gas Puff Released into the Upper Atmosphere.

Descriptive Note : Environmental research papers,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Personal Author(s) : Klein,Milton M.

Report Date : 12 JAN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : A study has been made of the slowing down of a gas puff released into the upper atmosphere at 100 km and its subsequent vertical motion, by use of a snow plow model. It was found that the center of mass velocity and the expansion velocity decrease to 1 percent of their initial values in about 3 seconds, at which time an ambient mass about 90 times the original mass has interacted with the gas. The temperature rise, although high initially, decreases rapidly to about 3 degrees when the vertical motion starts. For this temperature rise, the calculated values of amplitude and maximum velocity of the vertical motion were well below the observed values. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*UPPER ATMOSPHERE, DIFFUSION), ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, GAS FLOW, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, DIBORANES

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE