Accession Number:

AD0751295

Title:

Stratospheric Nitric Oxide Production from Past Nuclear Explosions and Its Relevance to Projected SST Pollution,

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Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA JASON DIV

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Report Date:

1972-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

It is shown that during certain years of intense nuclear testing, high-yield nuclear explosions seem to have injected into the stratosphere a few times 10 to the 34th power nitric oxide molecules. This is very similar to upper estimates for NO generation from 500 SSTs flying for a year. Large catalytic ozone reduction from such NO injection was not observed in worldwide or local total ozone measurements. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Air Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE