Aurora Intensity Conversion and Distribution Simulation
For the upper atmospheric wind field measurement, the conversion relations between the unit of auroral (airglow) intensity Rayleigh and illumination, luminance, height of atmosphere, the photon number are derived. The auroral volume emission rate (VER) of O(1S)557.7nm and O(1D)630.0nm with height is presented. The VER peak values are 668R and 2630R respectively. The results can provide theory for light illumination and brightness of detecting upper atmosphere.
Yuan Ming Huang
Y. H. Tang et al., "Aurora Intensity Conversion and Distribution Simulation", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 663-665, pp. 340-343, 2011