The Climatic Impact Assessment Program (CIAP) of the U.S. Department of Transportation is charged with the 'assessment' of the impact of future aircraft fleets and other vehicles operating in, or transiting through, the stratosphere. The vehicular portion of the overall problem is treated in depth in this monograph, which emphasizes aircraft. The impact of future aircraft fleets depends on the introduction rate (e.g., kg/year) of pollutants, altitude, and to some extent, season and location at which such pollutants are injected. Thus, trends and projections for aircraft operations, to determine and thereby gain time to forestall climatic problems that might otherwise result are examined. Also technology improvements for minimizing adverse effects are examined. 'Upper-bound' and 'expected' projections are offered through the year 2000. The year 2025 is examined as an 'anchor point,' i.e., as a time frame beyond that of interest but with which intermediate projections must be in line. In addition, emissions from the Space Shuttle vehicle, other rockets, and hypersonic transport (research vehicles only) are noted.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-246 318.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute for Defense Analyses

    Science and Technology Division
    Arlington, VA  United States  22202

    Department of Transportation

    Climatic Impact Assessment Program, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 472 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00093496
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., DOT/TST-75-52
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-30057
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 14 1976 12:00AM