Vol. 7, issue 07, article # 11

Klimkin V.M., Prokop'ev V.E., Popov L.N. Noble gases as optical tracers of gas and electron fluxes in polar ionosphere. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 1994. V. 7. No. 07. P. 503-505.
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Optical effects occurred in the polar ionosphere due to injection of noble gases into it are considered. An analysis is performed using the injection of the Xe atoms as an example. The estimates show that when pulverizing the Xe atoms at altitudes of 90-800 km the surface facilities can record the pulse of the XeO radiation and the line quenching of OI . Such tracers enable one to obtain the further insight into the physical processes in polar ionosphere.