Accession Number : AD0775080

Title :   A FORTRAN Program for Computing Steady-State Composition Models of the Upper Atmosphere.

Descriptive Note : Air Force surveys in geophysics,

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

Personal Author(s) : Forbes,J. M. ; Bramson,A. S.

Report Date : 09 OCT 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : The report describes a method for computing steady-state composition models of the earth's thermosphere, including a FORTRAN program and usage guide. It originated in connection with work being performed for the Committee on the Extension of the U.S. Standard Atmosphere (COESA). The program computes profiles from 120 to 500 km of N2, O2, O, Ar, He, H, and H2, including the effects of vertical flow of the minor escaping species (He and H), and the production of H by chemical dissociation of H2 in the lower thermosphere. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Upper atmosphere, *Atmosphere models, *Computer programs, Composition(Property), Nitrogen, Oxygen, Argon, Helium, Hydrogen, Dissociation, Steady state, FORTRAN

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE