Articles | Volume 22, issue 18
Research article
16 Sep 2022
Research article |  | 16 Sep 2022

Impact of present and future aircraft NOx and aerosol emissions on atmospheric composition and associated direct radiative forcing of climate

Etienne Terrenoire, Didier A. Hauglustaine, Yann Cohen, Anne Cozic, Richard Valorso, Franck Lefèvre, and Sigrun Matthes

Data sets

IAGOS, In-service Aircraft for a Global Observing System IAGOS

Model code and software

Climate Modelling Center Coupled Model Institut Pierre Simon Laplace (IPSL)

Interpol-IAGOS software, Aeris Y. Cohen, V. Marecal, V. Thouret, B. Josse, and D. Boulanger

Short summary
Aviation NOx emissions not only have an impact on global climate by changing ozone and methane levels in the atmosphere, but also contribute to the deterioration of local air quality. The LMDZ-INCA global model is applied to re-evaluate the impact of aircraft NOx and aerosol emissions on climate. We investigate the impact of present-day and future (2050) aircraft emissions on atmospheric composition and the associated radiative forcings of climate for ozone, methane and aerosol direct forcings.
Final-revised paper