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Remote location of the effects of SHF radiation on the stratosphere via radiation of atomic hydrogen at 1420 MHz
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Paper Abstract

The new diagnostic method of the influence of SHF (superhigh frequency) radiation on the atmosphere at heights 20 - 30 km is considered. By the example of AIR (artificial ionization region) make by the focused nanosecond SHF pulses the process of atomic hydrogen generation is considered. The atomic hydrogen radiation at frequency of 1420 MHz is used as a marker of SHF radiation. It is determined that, thickness of the ozonosphere in the focus area changes under a variation of the electromagnetic waves intensity which sent from ground sources. Recombination rates of gases (in particular NO), influencing on the ozone concentration in the stratosphere are estimated. Computer modeling an interacting of electrons with the atmospheric components into the plasma generated by SHF is carried out and radiant power of atomic hydrogen from area adjoining to AIR is determined. It is shown that, the combination of the received information allow to localize AIR and to estimate a level of affecting SHF radiation. For more reliable detection of AIR in real time and at large distances the integrated approach using both active (lidar) and passive methods of remote sensing are needed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 September 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6681, Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring VIII, 66810S (26 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.733927
Show Author Affiliations
G. A. Kolotkov, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)
S. T. Penin, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6681:
Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring VIII
Upendra N. Singh, Editor(s)

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