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dc.contributor.advisorCleary, David D.
dc.contributor.authorDumas, Richard Allen
dc.dateDecember 1988
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-27T18:17:54Z
dc.date.available2012-11-27T18:17:54Z
dc.date.issued1988-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/23281
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe production of nitric oxide by soft solar X-rays in the E-region of the ionosphere is investigated. An empirical expression for the variation in X-ray flux as a function of F10.7 is determined. This expression is incorporated into a one-dimensional diffusive photochemical model to compute nitric oxide densities. No results of these calculation are compared with NO observation from the Solar Mesosphere Explorer satellite. Variations of X-ray flux by a factor of 30 over the solar cycle can explain the observed variation in nitric oxide densities.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/investigationofp00duma
dc.format.extent58 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleAn investigation of the production of nitric oxide by soft solar X-rays in the E-region of the ionosphereen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderGnanalingam, Suntharalingam
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentPhysics
dc.subject.authorPhotochemical modelen_US
dc.subject.authorNitric Oxideen_US
dc.subject.authorSolar X-raysen_US
dc.subject.authorThermosphereen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Physicsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplinePhysicsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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