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Non-LTE H2+ as the source of missing opacity in the solar atmosphereThe population of the various vibrational levels of the H2+ molecule has been calculated from the consideration of formation and destruction mechanisms. The resulting population is used in calculating the total absorption due to H2+ and is compared with the other known sources of opacity at several optical depths of the solar atmosphere. It is shown that the absorption due to H2+ can probably account for the missing ultraviolet opacity in the solar atmosphere.
Document ID
19750033555
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
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Authors
Swamy, K. S. K.
Stecher, T. P.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, Md., United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
December 15, 1974
Publication Information
Publication: Astrophysical Journal
Volume: 194
Subject Category
Solar Physics
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Public
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