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Prather et al. 1992

Prather, M.J., H.L. Wesoky, R.C. Miake-Lye, A.R. Douglass, R.P. Turco, D.J. Wuebbles, M.K.W. Ko, and A.L. Schmeltekopf, 1992: The Atmospheric Effects of Stratospheric Aircraft: A First Program Report. NASA RP-1272. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

This document present a first report from the Atompsheric Effects of Stratospheric Aircraft (AESA) component of NASA's High-Speed Research Program (HSRP). Studies have indicated that, with sufficient technology development, high speed civil transport aircraft could be economically competitive with long haul subsonic aircraft. However, uncertainty about atmospheric pollution, along with community noise and sonic boom, continues to be a major concern; and this is addressed in the planned 6 yr HSRP begun in 1990. Building on NASA's research in atmospheric science and emissions reduction, the AESA studies particularly emphasizing stratospheric ozone effects. Because it will not be possible to directly measure the impact of an HSCT aircraft fleet on the atmosphere, the only means of assessment will be prediction. The process of establishing credibility for the predicted effects will likely be complex and involve continued model development and testing against climatological patterns. Lab simulation of heterogeneous chemistry and other effects will continue to be used to improve the current models.

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  author={Prather, M. J. and Wesoky, H. L. and Miake-Lye, R. C. and Douglass, A. R. and Turco, R. P. and Wuebbles, D. J. and Ko, M. K. W. and Schmeltekopf, A. L.},
  title={The Atmospheric Effects of Stratospheric Aircraft: A First Program Report},
  publisher={National Aeronautics and Space Administration},
  address={Washington, D.C.},

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ID  - pr07200r
AU  - Prather, M. J.
AU  - Wesoky, H. L.
AU  - Miake-Lye, R. C.
AU  - Douglass, A. R.
AU  - Turco, R. P.
AU  - Wuebbles, D. J.
AU  - Ko, M. K. W.
AU  - Schmeltekopf, A. L.
PY  - 1992
BT  - The Atmospheric Effects of Stratospheric Aircraft: A First Program Report
PB  - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
CY  - Washington, D.C.
ER  -

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