Accession Number : ADA131266

Title :   Forbidden Line Radiation Cooling of High Altitude Plasmas.

Descriptive Note : Topical rept. 1 Feb 81-1 Feb 82,

Corporate Author : MISSION RESEARCH CORP SANTA BARBARA CA

Personal Author(s) : White,W W

PDF Url : ADA131266

Report Date : 19 Feb 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 108

Abstract : Time dependent rate equations describing electron impact excitation (and Deexcitation) of and forbidden line radiation from ionospheric constituents have been integrated to obtain excited state population densities, radiation rates, ion and electron temperatures, and energy partitions as a function of time. Radiations from low-lying metastable states of oxygen and nitrogen ions, oxygen and nitrogen atoms, and molecular oxygen excited by electrons in the one eV energy range have been computed for plasma compositions characteristics of selected high altitude nuclear explosions. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Nuclear explosion simulation, Airburst, High altitude, Metastable state, Plasma jets, Plasmas(Physics), Line spectra, Excitation, Electron impact spectra, Time dependence

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE