The residence times of aircraft emissions in the stratosphere using a mean emission inventory and emissions along actual flight tracks

  title={The residence times of aircraft emissions in the stratosphere using a mean emission inventory and emissions along actual flight tracks},
  author={Caroline Forster and Andreas Stohl and Patrick James and Val{\'e}rie Thouret},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
[1] Flight routes of commercial aircraft are adjusted to the actual meteorological situation in order to benefit from tail winds and avoid head winds and dangerous flight conditions. This study investigates whether these adjustments have an impact on the partitioning and the residence times of aircraft emissions in the stratosphere and troposphere. A Lagrangian dispersion model is used in combination with a mean emission inventory and emissions along actual flight tracks. Both inventories are… 

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