Global Stratospheric Impact of Solid Rocket Motor Launchers
TRW SPACE AND DEFENSE SECTOR REDONDO BEACH CA
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We used the GISSHarvardUCI3-D CTM on the AER computer platform to perform a number of simulations to obtain the surface area from accumulation of A12O3 particulates from solid rocket motors SRM, orbital debris, and meteorites. In the calculation, the initial size distribution of the particulates emitted by SRM is represented by a tn-modal distribution with bulk density of 1.7 gmcm. It is assumed that particles do not interact with each other so that particles in each size bin will evolve independently.