Molecular no emission at λ= 5.3 μm in the upper atmosphere as a possible earthquake precursor

1Fedorenko, AK, 2Ivchenko, VN
1Space Research Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the State Space Agency of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
2Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine
Kosm. nauka tehnol. 1998, 4 ;(1):09-16
Section: Space and Atmospheric Physics
Publication Language: Ukrainian
We discuss the possibility of using NO emission (λ= 5.3 μM) as a seismic activity indicator. The energy of electric fields and geoactive particles in the upper atmosphere can be effectively converted into the IR radiation energy through the vibrational excitation of the N2 molecules with the subsequent transmission of the vibrational energy to NO. The nitric oxide molecule can play the role of a stabilizer of neutrals' temperature during ionospheric disturbances. So, the NO fundamental band emission is a sensitive indicator of various disturbances of the ionosphere.
Keywords: band emission, earthquake precursor, ionosphere
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