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 (2021) The impact of emissions from aviation on the climate. Swiss Academies Communications 16 (3).
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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.

This report is an updated version of the Swiss Academies Communications Vol. 15 (9).

Edizione / Volume: 2nd Edition, 2021 (online)

Fonte: Neu U (2021) The impact of emissions from aviation on the climate. Swiss Academies Communications 16 (3).

Categorie

  • Azoto
  • Climatologia, fisica dell'atmosfera, aeronomia
  • Paesi industrializzati
  • Trend
  • Vapore acqueo

Contatto

Dr. Urs Neu
SCNAT
ProClim − Forum per il clima e i cambiamenti climatici (ProClim)
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