Aeronomy by P. M. Banks and G. Kockarts (Auth.)

By P. M. Banks and G. Kockarts (Auth.)

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In the stratosphere and mésosphère. 6) the concentrations of molecular oxygen, atomic oxygen, and ozone are not independent. 8) = 2n(02)J2 + n(03)J3 dn(03)/dt + n(03)J3 + k3n(0)n(03) = k2n(M)n(02)n(0). 3 Ozone Formation These three equations are not independent when the total number of oxygen atoms (free and attached) remains constant. If we consider the situation for photochemical equilibrium [2], Eqs. 11) Ozone Formation The conditions for the simultaneous variations of n(0) and n(03) can be conveniently written dn(Q) dt + dn(Q3) dt + + 2k3n(03)n(0) 2kin{U)n\0) = 2n(Q2)J2.

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4 gives a list of some of the molecules which should be present throughout the homosphere. Though industrial production affects the concentration of carbon dioxide, its general atmospheric distribution seems uniform [26, 27]. That is, C 0 2 is effectively mixed during its lifetime in the atmosphere until its transfer to the oceans. A band of 13 C0 2 detectable in the infrared spectrum [28] at 2 μπι corresponds to a ratio 12C/13C of the order of 89. This ratio varies according to discrimination factors resulting from biological phenomena, and it would be very useful to determine the variations with height caused by the effect of chemical reactions.

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