Accession Number : AD0751295

Title :   Stratospheric Nitric Oxide Production from Past Nuclear Explosions and Its Relevance to Projected SST Pollution,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA JASON DIV

Personal Author(s) : Foley,H. M. ; Ruderman,M. A.

Report Date : AUG 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : It is shown that during certain years of intense nuclear testing, high-yield nuclear explosions seem to have injected into the stratosphere a few times 10 to the 34th power nitric oxide molecules. This is very similar to upper estimates for NO generation from 500 SSTs flying for a year. Large catalytic ozone reduction from such NO injection was not observed in worldwide or local total ozone measurements. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STRATOSPHERE, *NITROGEN OXIDES), (*SUPERSONIC AIRCRAFT, NITROGEN OXIDES), (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, STRATOSPHERE), (*EXHAUST GASES, SUPERSONIC AIRCRAFT), (*OZONE, STRATOSPHERE), AIR POLLUTION, CONCENTRATION(CHEMISTRY), GAS IONIZATION, CATALYSTS

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Air Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE