Accession Number : AD0773097

Title :   Investigations of Atmospheric Ion-Neutral Processes.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION BOULDER COLO ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LABS

Personal Author(s) : Ferguson,E. E. ; Schmeltekopf,A. L. ; Fehsenfeld,F. C. ; Albritton,D. L.

Report Date : JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The application of the flowing afterglow technique, developed in National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) with Defense Nuclear Agency (DNA) support, to the measurement of atmospheric ion-neutral reactions has continued to be the major effort of the group. A number of significant results, essential to the understanding of the normal and disturbed ionospheres, have been obtained. The technique has been extended in the temperature range over which it operates and a new combined flowing afterglow-drift tube combination has been put in operation which closes the energy gap between thermal measurements and beam measurements.

Descriptors :   *Ionosphere, *Atmospheric physics, Ions, Reaction kinetics

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE