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Author BARBER, D. R.
Sponsorship USDOE
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Language English
Subject Keyword PHYSICS AND MATHEMATICS ♦ AIR ♦ ATMOSPHERE ♦ ATOMS ♦ EMISSION ♦ FREQUENCY ♦ LEVELS ♦ LIGHT ♦ LITHIUM ♦ METEORITES ♦ NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS
Abstract Arguments are presented on the origin of the upper atmosphere lithium atoms responsible for the twilight airglow observed in October 1957 and again in August-September 1958. Two origins were considered: meteoritic and high-altitude nuclear explosions. The facts indicate that the lithium airglow emission observed on these dates was man-made, and thus unrelated to the passage of meteoritic dust through the Earth's upper atmosphere. (J.H.M.)
ISSN 00280836
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1959-02-07
Publisher Department Univ. of Exeter, Sidmouth, Eng.
Journal Nature
Volume Number 183
Issue Number 4658
Organization Univ. of Exeter, Sidmouth, Eng.


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