Accession Number : AD0769216

Title :   The Physics and Chemistry of Two NRL Codes for the Disturbed E and F Regions.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Ali,A. W.

Report Date : 04 OCT 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : NRL has developed two computer codes to describe the ionization and deionization phenomena of the upper atmosphere. The detailed physics and the chemistry of these codes, called the Simple and the Master Codes, describe the disturbed E and F regions of the ionosphere. The Simple Code carries less species (atoms, molecules, and ions) than the Master Code, but both codes are used to calculate three temperatures-electron N2 vibrational, and heavy particle. Both codes agree with each other in electron density calculations to better than 20%. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*Ionosphere, Reaction kinetics), Computer programming, Electron energy, Gas ionization, Deionization, Electron density, Temperature, Excitation, Chemical reactions, Molecular vibration

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE