Mesospheric Models and Related Experiments: Proceedings of the Fourth ESRIN-ESLAB Symposium Held in Frascati, Italy, 6-10 July, 1970

Front Cover
G. Fiocco
Taylor & Francis, 1971 - Science - 298 pages
0 Reviews
In July 1967 ESRIN and ESLAB, the two ESRO laboratories primarily concerned with basic research, held a joint symposium on Satellite and Rocket Measurements of Corpuscular Radiation from Outer Space. This was followed in September 1968 by a second symposium: Low-Frequency Waves and Irregularities in the Ionosphere; and in September 1969 by a third: Intercorrelated Satellite Observations Related to Solar Events. A fourth symposium, on upper atmospheric models and related experiments, took place in Frascati, 6-10 July 1970. The main aim of the symposium was to ~ssess current experimental work - both field and laboratory - related to mesospheric struc ture and composition, in the light of theoretical work on atmospheric models and atomic and molecular processes. To foster an interdisciplinary approach, the meeting brought together approximately 50 scientists working with different techniques but having a common interest in the interpretation of meso spheric phenomena. Recent work such as that presented at the symposium has deepened our knowledge of upper atmospheric composition, and increased our understanding of upper atmo spheric temperature and dynamics. In particular, it has shown that the concentration of minor species in the atmosphere is somewhat different than expected. Theoretical models have not yet considered many of the minor constituents and have generally not included dynamical effects. It is now time to reconsider these models and elaborate them in the light of recent knowledge.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

NICOLET Aeronomic Reactions of Hydrogen and Ozone
1
E HESSTVEDT A Meridional Model of the OxygenHydrogen Atmosphere
52
THOMAS Oxygen Hydrogen and Nitrogen Constituents in the Mesosphere
65
p J CRUTZEN Energy Conversions and Mean Vertical Motions in the High
78
CHRISTIE On the Introduction of Transport Processes into Meso
103
R s LINDZEN Tides and Gravity Waves in the Upper Atmosphere
122
F CONGEDUTI G Fiocco and G VISCONTI Nocturnal Variations in
147
G KOCKARTS Penetration of Solar Radiation in the SchumannRunge Bands
160
REID The Roles of Water Vapor and Nitric Oxide in Determining
198
J B HASTED Electronic Collisions
220
R P WAYNE The Photochemistry of Ozone and Singlet Molecular Oxygen
240
T N JONES Laboratory Investigations of the Primary Products of Ozone
253
K H BECKER w GROTH and D THRAN The Airglow Reaction
261
A PEDERSEN and J A KANE Rocket Measurements of Ion and Electron
274
W J BURROUGHS J E HARRIES J CHAMBERLAIN and H A GEBBIE
292
Copyright

A p WILLIAMS Relaxation of the 2 7 and 4 3 Bands of Carbon Dioxide
177

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

Bibliographic information