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Aircraft Emissions And Air Quality Of The Tropopause Region - A Model Study Of The North Atlantic Flight Corridor

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR990721

Volume

37

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

913 kb

Author(s)

A. Ebel, J. Hendricks, J. Kowol-Santen & E. Lippert

Abstract

Aircraft emissions can affect the tropopause region through their impact on chemical and radiative processes. They may thus play a peculiar role for an- thropogenically induced modifications of the Earth's climate. The effect of subsonic aircraft emissions on the chemical system of the tropopause region is investigated using a special version of the European Air Pollution Di- spersion Model (EURAD). Simulations have been carried out for the North Atlantic flight corridor. The role of the composition of the background at- mosphere is analysed in particular. The results show a clear dependence of ozone changes as induc

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