Accession Number : ADA114906

Title :   Federal Aviation Administration: High Altitude Pollution Program, Third Biennial Report Prepared in Accordance with the Stratospheric Ozone Protection Provision, Section 153(g), of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1977.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Jan 80-Dec 81.

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY

PDF Url : ADA114906

Report Date : Dec 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : The impact of high altitude aviation on stratospheric ozone is now believed to be a decrease in total columnar ozone for flights above 15 km (about 49,000 feet). The model calculations also show that the current subsonic fleet (and the fleet foreseeable to 1990) will result in a net ozone increase of about 1 percent, considering normal flight altitudes. Whatever the net change in total column ozone, increases or depletions will occur at different altitudes. These are expected to have subtle influences on atmospheric circulation, the effects of which are only beginning to be understood. As a formal program, the High Altitude Pollution Program will be terminated in 1982 with the issuance of a final report. The FAA will continue to maintain and update, as appropriate, its capability to make quantitative assessments of the environmental effects of cruise-altitude emissions, and will monitor and assist, as possible, other research programs, both here and abroad.

Descriptors :   *Air pollution, *Aircraft exhaust, *Environmental impact, *Ozone, Stratosphere, High altitude, Ozone layer, Depletion, Emission, Nitrogen oxides, Reaction kinetics, Atmospheric chemistry, Atmosphere models, Legislation, Environmental protection

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Air Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE