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  • Vol. 52, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 1962
  • pp: 643–645

Far-Ultraviolet Auroral Spectra

H. M. CROSSWHITE, E. C. ZIPF, JR., and WM. G. FASTIE  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 52, Issue 6, pp. 643-645 (1962)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.52.000643


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Abstract

Further studies of the spectral data obtained in the February 1960 rocket experiment [Ann. Geophys. 17, 109 (1961)] have confirmed much of the preliminary analysis. New bands of the Lyman-Birge-Hopfield system in the 1700–2200 Å region have been identified. More precise wavelength determinations have been made, and previously indicated bands of N2 have been more positively identified. The Lyman α line of hydrogen is just detectable. The intensity distribution among the various bands during weak auroral conditions is shown to differ markedly from more intense displays. Laboratory data obtained from a microwave discharge in very pure N2 show good correlation with some features of the rocket spectra.

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H. M. CROSSWHITE, E. C. ZIPF, JR., and WM. G. FASTIE, "Far-Ultraviolet Auroral Spectra," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 52, 643-645 (1962)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-52-6-643

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