Aviation and climate change

The authors describe the current status of knowledge regarding the contribution of aviation to anthropogenic climate forcing. The emissions and associated radiative forcings from aviation are compared to those from other modes of transport. The different analytical metrics used to quantify climate forcing are presented showing their relevancies and uncertainties. The discussion then focuses on the use of radiative forcing, one of the most commonly used metric, in accounting for the climate change contribution from aviation with a particular look at how the contribution from CO₂ and non-CO₂ greenhouse gases can be compared.

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01536576
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 30 2014 4:06PM