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flag Daniel Self,
University of East Anglia, UK

Last updated: October 2002
E-Mail: d.e.self [at]

Brief Biographical Information:

Daniel Self is a postgraduate student at the University of East Anglia, working with Prof. John Plane.


The aeronomy of meteoric metals in the upper meosphere/lower thermosphere region. The study of atmospheric chemistry by long-path differential optical absorption spectroscopy in the UV/Visible. Experimental gas kinetics using two-laser pulse/probe and fast flow tube techniques, with a focus on the reactions of metallic species over extreme temperature ranges. The application of recombination reaction rate theory to reactions of metal atoms and ions.

Research on Leonid MAC:

High-resolution slit-spectroscopy of meteor trains and airglow.

Earlier work led to the discovery that iron oxide (FeO) "orange arc" emission is the main source of visible luminosity in persistent trains, and to the first modelling effort attempting to describe the complex dynamics of persistent trains. Read more about it here.

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