PROPULSION EFFLUENTS IN THE STRATOSPHERE. CIAP MONOGRAPH 2
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.
- See also PB-246 318.
Institute for Defense AnalysesScience and Technology Division
Arlington, VA USA 22202
Department of TransportationClimatic Impact Assessment Program, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Publication Date: 1975-9
- Pagination: 472 p.
- TRT Terms: Air pollution; Air quality management; Air transportation; Aircraft; Altitude; Atmosphere; Atmospheric chemistry; Atmospheric diffusion; Aviation fuels; Climate change; Climatology; Contaminants; Engines; Exhaust gases; Forecasting; Geography; Nitric oxide; Nitrogen oxides; Pollutants; Seasons; Stratosphere; Sulfur oxides; Turbulence; Weather and climate
- Uncontrolled Terms: Aircraft engines
- Old TRIS Terms: Air pollution abatement; Atmospheric composition; Supersonic; Turbulent diffusion
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Environment; Geotechnology; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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