Accession Number:

ADA109921

Title:

Analysis of Atmospheric Ozone Levels at Commercial Airplane Cruise Altitudes in Winter and Spring 1976-77.

Descriptive Note:

Technical paper,

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION CLEVELAND OH LEWIS RESEARCH CENTER

Report Date:

1981-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

It has been speculated that the ozone sickness experienced by some airline passengers and crew members during the winter and spring of 1976-77 were induced by abnormally high concentrations of ambient atmospheric ozone. To investigate the possibility that 1976-77 was anomalous, ozone measurements from balloons for up to 13 years and from Global Atmospheric Sampling Program GASP equipped aircraft for 3 years have been studied. The analyses show that the winter and spring seasons of 1976-77 were averaged statistically, and no evidence was found to suggest that there was more than a usual variation in the frequency that commercial airplanes encountered high ambient ozone concentrations.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE