Modeling nightglow in atomic oxygen red and green lines under moderate disturbed geomagnetic conditions at midlatitudes
Моделирование ночных свечений красной и зеленой линий атомарного кислорода для умеренно-возмущенных геомагнитных условий на средних широтах

Анатолий Тащилин, Anatoliy Tashchilin, Людмила Леонович, Lyudmila Leonovich
2016 Solnechno-Zemnaya Fizika  
We present results of a study of mid-latitude auroras. The study is based on optical measurements and theoretical modeling. The modeling shows that precipitation can indirectly generate airglow in red and green lines of atomic oxygen by increasing rates of ion formation and heating of thermal electrons. This causes an increase in the rate of dissociative recombination and thermal-electron-collision excitation of the 1D and 1S levels.
doi:10.12737/21491 fatcat:m2av6t3zsbej5lzbtgpyrse6r4