Global Effects of Contaminants in the Upper Atmosphere

  • Lester Machta
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 2)


Although direct injections of contaminants into the upper atmosphere may be derived from both rockets and aircraft, this paper will treat only emissions from aircraft flying in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere. It must be noted that there are also “indirect” sources of upper atmospheric pollutants from upward mixing of ground level emissions. Further, each man-made pollutant also occurs naturally.


Lower Cloud Lower Stratosphere High Cloud Aviation Industry Cirrus Cloud 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lester Machta
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  1. 1.Air Resources LaboratoriesNOAA Silver SpringsUSA

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