Accession Number : ADA134516

Title :   Natural and Anthropogenic Sources of Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) for the Troposphere.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Bauer,Ernest

PDF Url : ADA134516

Report Date : Jan 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : This paper lists all known sources of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) in the free troposphere to enable evaluation to be made of the significance of aircraft injections of NOx for tropospheric photochemistry. Sources considered include the combustion of fossil fuels and biomass, lightning (summarizing the results of a parallel study by Kowalczyk and Bauer), transport from the stratosphere, and cosmic ray ionization. The results are provided in a form convenient for two-dimensional computation with extension to three-dimensional application. Data apply to 1975, with a projection to 1990.

Descriptors :   *Troposphere, *Nitrogen oxides, *Atmospheric chemistry, Sources, Combustion, Fossil fuels, Lightning, Biological products, Cosmic rays, Ionization, Aircraft exhaust

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE