Neutral Chemistry in the Earth’s Atmosphere

  • Harold I. Schiff
Conference paper
Part of the Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 51)


Our knowledge of the chemistry of planetary atmospheres has increased, almost explosively, since the last volume in this series appeared 2 yr ago. A great deal of new data has been garnered at high altitudes in the Earth’s atmosphere from satellites such as OGO 6, Explorer, and ESRO 4. Some of this information is discussed in subsequent articles in this volume and will, therefore, not be treated in detail in this review. There has been a flurry of activity in stratospheric chemistry, stimulated largely by the Climatic Impact Assessment Program in the U.S.A. This program is largely directed towards the understanding of the O3 budget in the natural stratosphere and to possible effects of human intervention by, for example, a fleet of supersonic aircraft. The stratosphere has largely been ignored by aeronomers in the past and many of the minor constituents are only now being measured for the first time.


Column Density Height Profile Solar Absorption Eddy Diffusion Coefficient Mercuric Oxide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Harold I. Schiff
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  1. 1.York UniversityDownsviewCanada

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