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Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 403-438, 2017
http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/17/403/2017/
doi:10.5194/acp-17-403-2017
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Research article
10 Jan 2017
Properties of individual contrails: a compilation of observations and some comparisons
Ulrich Schumann et al.
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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (18 Dec 2016) by Dr. Ottmar Möhler  
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Short summary
The initially linear clouds often seen behind aircraft are known as contrails. Contrails are prototype cirrus clouds forming under well-known conditions, but with less certain life cycle and climate effects. This paper collects contrail data from a large set of measurements and compares them among each other and with models. The observations show consistent contrail properties over a wide range of aircraft and atmosphere conditions. The dataset is available for further research.
The initially linear clouds often seen behind aircraft are known as contrails. Contrails are...
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