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Aviation and the Environment: Aviation's Effects on the Global Atmosphere Are Potentially Significant and Expected to Grow

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Aviation and the Environment: Aviation's Effects on the Global Atmosphere Are Potentially Significant and Expected to Grow
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Aviation and the Environment: Aviation's Effects on the Global Atmosphere Are Potentially Significant and Expected to Grow
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Language
eng
Summary
Concerns about global warming are focusing increasingly on the contribution of human activities, including aviation. Jet aircraft are among many sources of greenhouse gases-gases that can trap heat, potentially increasing the temperature of the earth's surface and leading to changes in climate." According to a recent report by the National Research Council, the average global temperature at the earth's surface has risen 0.7 to 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit over the last century. Many experts agree that, in total, greenhouse gases are warming the earth and that this warming could have harmful effects on the environment and human health. For example, some scientists are concerned that with global warming, glaciers and ice sheets could melt, leading to a rise in sea levels and subsequent coastal flooding. In addition, they expressed concern that the incidence of malaria and other tropical infectious diseases could increase in moderate climates. Our report focuses on the effects of subsonic jet aircraft engine emissions on the upper atmosphere-above 3,000 feet-and does not address the effects of these emissions on local air quality. A recent international review of aviation and the global atmosphere had a similar focus. We focused on commercial civilian subsonic jet aircraft because they account for the majority of aviation emissions; military and general aviation aircraft account for the remainder. In the commercial fleet, fewer than 15 civilian supersonic jets currently operate worldwide. Throughout this report, we use the terms "aviation" and "jet aircraft" interchangeably reconciling Observations of Global Temperature Change, Panel on Reconciling Temperature Observations, National Research Council (Jan. 2000)
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non fiction
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GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC RESOURCES COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIV
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  • Emission
  • Aeronautics
  • Air quality
  • Atmospheres
  • Greenhouse effect
  • Temperature
  • Coastal regions
  • Aircraft
  • Military aircraft
  • Humans
  • Health
  • Gases
  • Ice
  • Heating
  • Climate
  • International
  • Earth surface
  • Infectious diseases
  • Glaciers
  • Jet aircraft
  • General aviation aircraft
  • Atmospheric Physics
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Aviation and the Environment: Aviation's Effects on the Global Atmosphere Are Potentially Significant and Expected to Grow
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Report to the Honorable James L. Oberstar, Ranking Democratic Members, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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51 pages
Form of item
online
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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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Hein Online
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  • (OCoLC)227913877
  • (OCoLC)ocn227913877
Label
Aviation and the Environment: Aviation's Effects on the Global Atmosphere Are Potentially Significant and Expected to Grow
Publication
Note
Report to the Honorable James L. Oberstar, Ranking Democratic Members, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
51 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227913877
  • (OCoLC)ocn227913877

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