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Aviation and the Global Atmosphere

  • Author: UNEP
  • Publication date: May 2000
  • Page count: 384
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 00.III.D.81

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The cooperation between technical experts from the aviation industry and scientists resulted in this comprehensive assessment on the effects of aviation on the global atmosphere. The publication considers all the gases and particles emitted by aircraft and the role they play in modifying the chemical properties of the atmosphere and initiating the formation of contrails. It also analyzes how all this can modify the radiative properties of the atmosphere, leading to climate change, and how it can modify the ozone layer, leading to changes in ultraviolet radiation reaching the Earth. Aviation and the Global Atmosphere also considers how potential changes in aircraft technology, air transport operations, and the institutional, regulatory and economic framework might affect emissions in the future.