Accession Number : ADA019260

Title :   Charge Exchanges and Ion-Molecule Rearrangements in Disturbed E and F Regions (Implications for Optical Emissions and Deionization).

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

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

Report Date : NOV 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : A comprehensive set of charge exchange and ion-molecule reactions are discussed. These reactions involve excited state state species and arise in the disturbed E and F regions of the ionosphere. The reaction rates for most of these reactions are not known. However, some of them may play an important role in emission and deionization processes. These processes, therefore, can have important consequences for communications. (author)

Descriptors :   *Ionosphere, *Reaction kinetics, *Ionospheric chemistry, Ionospheric disturbances, Ions, Molecules, Emission, Ionization, Atmospheric chemistry, Excitation, Energy levels, Metastable state, Electric charge, Exchange reactions, Communication and radio systems

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE