The impact of emissions from aviation on the climate

This publication describes how the main emission components of aviation affect the climate. It also discusses how these components are quantified and which comparative values should be used.

Neu U (2020) The impact of emissions from aviation on the climate. Swiss Academies Communications 15 (9).
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Greenhouse gas emissions from global aviation are steadily and sharply increasing and their part in global CO2 emissions is growing. This trend is particularly high in industrialised countries. In addition to CO2, however, aviation also emits other components that have an impact on the climate. These are in particular water vapour, nitrogen oxides, sulphur dioxide and soot. This publication describes how the main emission components of aviation affect the climate. It also discusses how these components are quantified and which comparative values should be used.

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Source: Neu U (2020) The impact of emissions from aviation on the climate. Swiss Academies Communications 15 (9).

Categories

  • Climatology, Atmospherical Chemistry, Aeronomoy
  • Industrialised countries
  • Nitrogen
  • Trend
  • Water vapour

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Dr. Urs Neu
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ProClim − Forum for Climate and Global Change (ProClim)
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