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Gravity Wave-Driven Fluctuations In The O2 Atmospheric (0-1) Nightglow From An Extended, Dissipative Emission Region, Michael P. Hickey Ph.D., G. Schubert, R. L. Walterscheid Aug 1993

Gravity Wave-Driven Fluctuations In The O2 Atmospheric (0-1) Nightglow From An Extended, Dissipative Emission Region, Michael P. Hickey Ph.D., G. Schubert, R. L. Walterscheid

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The wave-driven fluctuations in the O2(0-1) atmospheric nightglow is modeled and the parameter (eta) is calculated using a model that accounts for either three-body recombination of atomic oxygen atoms alone to form the O2(b exp 1 Sigma(g)(+)) state directly, or by the further inclusion of the process that allows the formation of the O2(c exp 1 Sigma(u)(-)) intermediate state. The calculations are performed for a latitude of 18 deg N and for the months of March and June. The general results, which display how (eta) varies with wave period, horizontal wavelength, season, and chemical scheme ...