Accession Number : ADA117497

Title :   Some Physical and Chemical Aspects of Striation Structure.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. 1 Feb 79-15 Aug 80,

Corporate Author : JAYCOR SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Goldman,S R ; Sperling,J L

PDF Url : ADA117497

Report Date : 15 Aug 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 116

Abstract : In this report we assess a number of physical and chemicl processes for their effect on striation structuring, with particular emphasis on times after a nuclear event, but prior to the re-establishment of the undisturbed ambient magnetic field. The results for charge exchange and impact ionization are particularly striking in that slow electron structure in the 100-200 km altitude range, due to fast ions created at an altitude of 400 km, exhibits a sharp decay with decreasing wavelength, at inverse wavenumbers below 20 kilometers.

Descriptors :   *Atmospheric physics, *Atmospheric Chemistry, *Striations, Chemical reactions, Ionosphere, Nuclear explosions, Explosion effects, Electron density

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE