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The Atmospheric Effects of Stratospheric Aircraft: a First Program ReportStudies have indicated that, with sufficient technology development, high speed civil transport aircraft could be economically competitive with long haul subsonic aircraft. However, uncertainty about atmospheric pollution, along with community noise and sonic boom, continues to be a major concern; and this is addressed in the planned 6 yr HSRP begun in 1990. Building on NASA's research in atmospheric science and emissions reduction, the AESA studies particularly emphasizing stratospheric ozone effects. Because it will not be possible to directly measure the impact of an HSCT aircraft fleet on the atmosphere, the only means of assessment will be prediction. The process of establishing credibility for the predicted effects will likely be complex and involve continued model development and testing against climatological patterns. Lab simulation of heterogeneous chemistry and other effects will continue to be used to improve the current models.
Document ID
19920009879
Document Type
Other - Collected Works
Authors
Prather, Michael J. (NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Wesoky, Howard L. (NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Miake-Lye, Richard C. (NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Douglass, Anne R. (NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Turco, Richard P. (NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Wuebbles, Donald J. (NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Ko, Malcolm K. W. (NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Schmeltekopf, Arthur L. (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Washington, DC., United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1992
Subject Category
ENVIRONMENT POLLUTION
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.61:1272
NASA-RP-1272
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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