Accession Number : AD0776950

Title :   Survey of Two-Body and Three-Body Reaction-Rate Coefficients for the Ionized Stratosphere and Mesosphere,

Corporate Author : BALLISTIC RESEARCH LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Niles,Franklin E.

Report Date : MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 107

Abstract : Rate coefficients for two-body and three-body reactions applicable to the ionized stratosphere and mesosphere have been surveyed. The reactions are divided into five classes, viz., (1) positive-ion reactions, (2) electron reactions, (3) negative-ion reactions, (4) ion-ion reactions, and (5) neutral reactions. Reactions and their measured rate coefficients are given in tables and the values selected for inclusion in the AIRCHEM atmospheric deionization computer code are identified. The current status of knowledge regarding these reactions is summarized. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Stratosphere, *Mesosphere, *Aeronomy, Upper atmosphere, Cations, Anions, Gas ionization, Excitation, Reaction kinetics, Atmospheric chemistry, Ionosphere, Electron capture, Dissociation, Electrons, Computer programming

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE