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The effect of N2/+/ recombination on the aeronomic determination of the charge exchange rate coefficient of O/+//2D/ with N2The Atmosphere Explorer (AE) data are reexamined in the light of new laboratory measurements of the N2(+) recombination rate coefficient alpha. The new measurements support earlier measurements which yielded values of alpha significantly lower than the AE values. It is found that the values for alpha determined from the satellite data can be reconciled with the laboratory measurements, if the charge exchange rate coefficient for O(+)(2D) with N2 is less than one-quarter of that derived in the laboratory by Rutherford and Vroom (1971).
Document ID
19780064119
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Torr, D. G. (Michigan, University Ann Arbor, Mich.; South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, National Institute f, United States)
Orsini, N. (Michigan, University Ann Arbor, Mich., United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
August 1, 1978
Publication Information
Publication: Geophysical Research Letters
Volume: 5
Subject Category
GEOPHYSICS
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSF ATM-75-03986-A01
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS5-24331
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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