ANNUAL REPORT OF THE LAWRENCE LIVERMORE LABORATORY TO THE FAA ON THE HIGH ALTITUDE POLLUTION PROGRAM-1978

This report discusses the research done at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory in the area of numerical modeling of the atmospheric response to stratospheric perturbations. The one-dimensional transport-kinetics model was used to simulate observed stratospheric variations and for several assessment studies. The effects of a solar eclipse on stratospheric chemistry have been modeled along with the possible variations due to the 11-year solar cycle. Assessment studies included: potential changes in ozone due to SST and Space Shuttle emissions, chlorofluoromethane and N2O releases, solar power satellite launch vehicle emissions, and massive pulse injections of NOx into the stratosphere. Other studies include the potential effects of stratospheric perturbations on the earth's radiation budget and the resultant climatic implications, and the effect of ozone reductions on erythema dose. Changes to the one-dimensional transport-kinetics model during the past year are included in an appendix along with a listing of the chemical reactions and species used in the model. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Livermore

    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    Livermore, CA  USA  94550

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Office of Environment and Energy, 800 Independence Ave, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20591
  • Authors:
    • Luther, F M
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 56 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00198173
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-AEE-79-04, UCRL-50042-78
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA76WAI-653
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1980 12:00AM