By A. D. Danilov (auth.)
I was once more than happy to benefit that Plenum Press has determined to submit an English version of Chemistry of the Ionosphere. even supposing the e-book used to be principally meant for the Soviet reader with a view to fill a few gaps in Russian-language experiences on aeronomic difficulties, i'm hoping that it can be priceless to international experts engaged in iono spheric examine to boot. clearly, in the course of the time which has elapsed because the education of the Russian variation new experiences were released on the planet literature at the difficulties handled during this ebook. crucial of those are famous within the ap pendix to this version, yet a few difficulties (for instance, with recognize to the physics of damaging ions within the reduce ionosphere) require a thorough reexamination, which can't be performed in a quick appendix. i'll be happy if booklet of the ebook in English will as sist in elimination many of the presently present ambiguities in uncomplicated difficulties of higher surroundings chemistry. A. D. Danilov Preface to the Russian variation 1 within the final decade impressive successes were completed within the examine of the earth's top surroundings by way of use of rockets and synthetic satellites. those investigations have made it transparent that the higher surroundings (and relatively the ionospheric area at altitudes 100-1000 km) is a significantly extra advanced formation than can be visualized sooner than the appearance of energetic experiences with area vehicles.
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Change in rate of ion formation with altitude for different solar zenith angles, according to Watanabe and Hinteregger . 3 ergs/cm2 . sec. On the other hand, the theoretical investigations of Ivanov-Kholodnyi and Nikol'skii [26, 27] led to considerably higher values of the intensity of far UV solar radiation, tens of ergs/cm2 • sec. Further work on estimating this intensity [28-301 revealed, however, that the values 10-30 ergs/cm2 • sec are greatly exaggerated and the value 3 ergs/cm2 • sec possibly is somewhat too low for maximum solar activity but is correct for conditions of minimum solar activity.
5) will be considered in detail in the next section because of their importance in solving a number of basic problems in ionospheric physics. * , indicating, if necessary, to what ion the particular constant applies. The estimates of the efficiency of the different recombination processes mentioned above make it possible to judge the relative efficiency of these processes in different ionospheric regions. As already mentioned, dielectron recombination processes may be neglected because at real atmospheric temperatures radiative recombination processes predominate over them.
10-8 cm 3 'sec- i inthe E region. However, they used too high a value for electron density and too Iowa value for the ion formation rate: q (h) = 2 . 103 cm -8 • sec -i. In a comparison of higher q(h) values, obtained by Hinteregger etal. [37} (7 . 10 3 cm -3. sec- i in the E region) with rocket data on Te], we find that a' ~10-7 cm -3. sec- i [221. During the solar eclipse of July 20, 1963 a series of six rockets was launched to an altitude of 200 km § 6] EFFECTIVE RECOMBINATION COEFFICIENT ABOVE 100 km 47 and a lower estimate of the effective recombination coefficient in the E region was obtained: a ' > 10- 7 cm3 • sec- 1 .