Cover: Mechanism for Blow-Off of the Earth's Atmosphere

Mechanism for Blow-Off of the Earth's Atmosphere

Population of the Van Allen Belt

Published 1971

by Leona Marshall Libby

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The rate of loss of terrestrial atmosphere from earthquake motions is estimated. Some of this atmosphere ionizes as it is blown off through the magnetosphere, and the amount so ionized seems to be abundantly ample to account for C, N, and O found in the Van Allen Belt.

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