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Science. 1971 Aug 6;173(3996):517-22.

Reduction of stratospheric ozone by nitrogen oxide catalysts from supersonic transport exhaust.

Abstract

Although a great deal of attention has been given to the role of water vapor from supersonic transport (SST) exhaust in the stratosphere, oxides of nitrogen from SST exhaust pose a much greater threat to the ozone shield than does an increase in water. The projected increase in stratospheric oxides of nitrogen could reduce the ozone shield by about a factor of 2, thus permitting the harsh radiation below 300 nanometers to permeate the lower atmosphere.

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