Accession Number : ADA131250

Title :   Some Classical Mechanisms Influencing the High-Altitude Nuclear Environment.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : JAYCOR SAN DIEGO CA

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

PDF Url : ADA131250

Report Date : 15 May 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 87

Abstract : Classical mechanisms (e.g., collisions, chemistry, single particle dynamics, and radiation) are necessary, basic ingredients in theoretical and numerical representations of the high-altitude nuclear environment. This report is a compilation of three separate papers, each of which describes and analyzes a classical mechanism which can influence the ionospheric and magnetospheric environments following a high-altitude nuclear burst. The three mechanisms considered are (1) charge exchange, (2) radiative recombination, and (3) nonadiabaticity. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Nuclear explosion simulation, Airburst, High altitude, Charge transfer, Recombination reactions, Power spectra, Ionosphere, Magnetosphere

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE