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Abstract

The AERONOX project has dealt mainly with emissions, chemistry and modelling. Accordingly, it was structured into three subprojects (ie engine exhaust emissions, physics and chemistry in the aircraft wake, and global atmospheric modelling simulations). The complementary programme of work by the ANCAT group (Abatement of Nuisances Caused by Air Traffic) of the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) has provided detailed information on global air traffic movements and enabled the establishment of the ANCAT/EC emission inventory. Many open questions have been identified, which are discussed in detail in this project report and which require further research activities, including field experiments as performed in the following and complementary projects MOSAIC and POLINAT. The AERONOX work aimed also to provide a better knowledge base in Europe in preparation for the worldwide discussions on the increased stringency of standards on aircraft nitrogen oxides (NOx) emission in the Committee of Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the need for the development of environmentally friendly technologies. These results will facilitate the improvement of the estimates from theoretical models on the increase of ozone in the upper troposphere and thereby provide better values on the corresponding changes on climate parameters.

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Authors: SCHUMANN U (EDITOR), Deutsche Forschungsanstalt für Luft- und Raumfahrt, Institut für Physik der Atmosphäre, Oberpfaffenhofen (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16209 EN (1995) 471pp., FS
Availability: Available from Deutsche Forschungsanstalt für Luft- und Raumfahrt eV, Oberpfaffenhofen, 82230 Weßling (DE)
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-8281-1
Record Number: 199630029 / Last updated on: 1996-05-13
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en