Accession Number : AD0781094

Title :   Stimulated Skyglow.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 Aug-31 Dec 73,


Personal Author(s) : Archer,D. H. ; Tarr,P. W.

Report Date : JAN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 73

Abstract : The report describes the development of a code, called ARCTIC, that is suitable for the study and analysis of auroral data. The code inputs a flux spectrum of primary electrons, incident on or in the atmosphere, with a specified magnetic dip angle and initial pitch angle, and computes the detailed energy deposition and partition in the atmosphere. The deposition subroutine is coupled to a chemistry and radiation subroutine with the result that the optical/infrared emission, as functions of altitude and time, are then determined. The code is essentially complete, except for certain refinements, and has been run for the case of a hypothetical class II + aurora. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Aurorae, *Atmosphere models, Atmospheric physics, Electron flux, Radiative transfer, Infrared radiation, Chemical reactions, Luminescence, Emission spectra, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Carbon dioxide

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE