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Physics of the Aurora and Airglow : International Geophysics Series, Vol. 2.

Author: Joseph W Chamberlain; J Van Mieghem
Publisher: Saint Louis : Elsevier Science, 2016.
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Chamberlain, Joseph W.
Physics of the Aurora and Airglow : International Geophysics Series, Vol. 2.
Saint Louis : Elsevier Science, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph W Chamberlain; J Van Mieghem
ISBN: 9781483222530 1483222535
OCLC Number: 952932447
Description: 1 online resource (723 pages)
Contents: Front Cover --
Physics of the Aurora and Airglow --
Copyright Page --
Table of Contents --
Dedication --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Chapter 1. Radiation in Spectral Lines --
1.1. Temperature and Thermal Equilibrium --
1.2. The Classical Theory of Spectral Lines --
1.3. Quantum Concepts of Spectral Lines --
1.4. Molecular Bands --
1.5. Excitation and Ionization Processes --
Chapter 2. Scattering of Radiation in Finite Atmospheres --
2.1. Introduction --
2.2. Equation of Radiative Transfer --
2.3. Applications of the Transfer Equation to Photometry --
2.4. The X- and Y-Functions in Problems of Radiative Transfer --
2.5. Correction of Photometric Observations of the Airglow for Tropospheric Scattering --
Chapter 3. Magnetic Fields, Charged Particles, and the Upper Atmosphere --
3.1. The Geomagnetic Field --
3.2. Motions of Charged Particles in Electric and Magnetic Fields --
3.3. Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves in an Ionized Atmosphere --
3.4. The Ionosphere --
3.5. Model Atmospheres --
Chapter 4. Occurrence of Aurorae in Space and Time --
4.1. Geographic Distribution and Periodic Variations --
4.2. Characteristics of Auroral Displays --
4.3. Aurorae and Related Phenomena --
Chapter 5. Auroral Spectroscopy and Photometry --
5.1. Spectral Identifications --
5.2. Spectral Photometry of Aurora --
Chapter 6. The Radio-Aurora --
6.1. Observed Characteristics --
6.2. Theory of Auroral Reflections --
Chapter 7. Physical Processes in the Auroral Atmosphere --
7.1. Proton Bombardment --
7.2. Electron Bombardment --
7.3. Atmospheric Electrons --
7.4. Theory of the Auroral Spectrum --
Chapter 8. Auroral Particles in Space --
8.1. Interplanetary Space --
8.2. Auroral Particles in the Geomagnetic Field --
Chapter 9. The Airglow Spectrum --
9.1. Nightglow --
9.2. Twilight and Day Airglow. Chapter 10. Analysis of Twilight Observations for Emission Heights --
10.1. Apparent Heights Zs: The Shadow of the Solid Earth --
10.2. Height Measurements with Atmospheric Screening --
10.3. Height and Vertical Distribution of Observed Emissions --
Chapter 11. Theory of the Twilight and Day Airglow --
11.1. Resonance Scattering and Fluorescence for an Optically Thin Layer --
11.2. Excitation of N2+First Negative Bands --
11.3. Photon Scattering by Atmospheric Sodium --
11.4. Photochemistry and Ionization of Atmospheric Sodium --
11.5. Theory of the Oxygen Red Lines --
11.6. Excitation of Other Emissions --
Chapter 12. Spectral Photometry of the Nightglow --
12.1. Methods of Height Determinations --
12.2. Spectroscopic Temperatures --
12.3. Intensities, Polarization, and Geographic and Time Variations --
Chapter 13. Excitation of the Nightglow --
13.1. Introduction: Mechanisms of Nightglow Excitation --
13.2. Excitation by Recombination in the Ionosphere --
13.3. Excitation by Particle Collisions --
13.4. Photochemical Reactions in an Oxygen-Nitrogen Atmosphere --
13.5. Excitation of Emissions from Minor Constituents --
APPENDIX I: A Table of Physical Constants --
BIBLIOGRAPHY --
AUTHOR INDEX --
SUBJECT INDEX.

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