Vol. 33, issue 12, article # 9

Sosnin E. A., Kuznetsov V. S., Panarin V. A., Skakun V. S., Tarasenko V. F., Ivlev G. A., Kozlov A. V. Formation of nitrogen oxides in a laboratory discharge simulating blue jets. // Optika Atmosfery i Okeana. 2020. V. 33. No. 12. P. 958–961. DOI: 10.15372/AOO20201209 [in Russian].
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Abstract:

Using of apokamp discharge carried out on a laboratory simulation of the process of formation of blue jets in the Middle atmosphere of the Earth. The developed setup allowed to compare the NOx concentration in the apokamp discharge mode and without it. In both cases, at an air pressure of 120 torr, close values of NO and NO2 were obtained, amounting to 7320 and 1220 ppb, respectively. The data obtained in a laboratory experiment indicate that blue jets do not significantly affect the concentration of nitrogen oxides.

Keywords:

apokamp discharge, blue jet, nitrogen oxides, transient light phenomena

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